This study tested the suitability of the locally (Persian Gulf) available dune sand and filler in the production of the sulfur mortar. The effects of mix proportioning, type of sulfur, and chemical and mineralogical composition of filler on the strength and durability of sulfur mortar have been studied. It was found that in sulfur mortar mixes, the optimum sulfur content is 20% and optimum filler content is 15-20%. In the optimum sulfur range, the strength of the mixes with filler is 2 to 2.5 times greater than that of the mixes without filler. Study findings discussed relate to the following: the compressive strength of sulfur mortar mixes, the use of modified sulfur, the durability of elemental sulfur, dune sand filler, filler materials in Persian Gulf countries, and the durability cycles.

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  • Accession Number: 00608017
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1991 12:00AM