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Performance of Polyester Grouted Connector for Splicing of Reinforcement Bars

Ashraf Fadiel1, Nuria Mohammed1, Ahmad Baharuddin Abdul Rahman2, Esam Abu baker Ali 3 and Taher Abu-Lebdeh4
  • 1 Department of Civil Engineering, Omar Al-Mukhtar University, El-Bieda, Libya
  • 2 Department of Structure and Materials, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
  • 3 Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
  • 4 Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, NC, United States

Abstract

The research aims to investigate the viability of employing polyester grout as a bonding agent for the splicing of reinforcement bars. 0.43 and 1 binder-to-filler ratio were examined. The process of splicing reinforcement bars under tension using a polyester grouted splice connector is elucidated. Through direct tension tests, the optimal mix design and required length of the splicing sleeve were identified. The findings indicate that the polyester grouted connector with a 0.43 binder-to-filler ratio performs satisfactorily for the splicing of tensile reinforcement bars. Specifically, a spiral length of 250 mm with an embedded length of 125 mm is demonstrated to achieve the full strength of the spliced bar.

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume 17 No. 1, 2024, 46-50

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2024.46.50

Submitted On: 18 December 2023 Published On: 16 February 2024

How to Cite: Fadiel, A., Mohammed, N., Abdul Rahman, A. B., Ali , E. A. B. & Abu-Lebdeh, T. (2024). Performance of Polyester Grouted Connector for Splicing of Reinforcement Bars. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 17(1), 46-50. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2024.46.50

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Keywords

  • Polyester Grout
  • Fly Ash
  • Grouted Splices
  • Tensile Strength