Sulfur can be used as a cementing agent to produce composite materials with potential insulating and/or constructional applications. Six basic engineering properties of ten sulfur-cemented composites were determined and compared with those of raw sulfur. The properties were density, compressive strength, modulus of rupture, modulus of elasticity, coefficient of thermal expansion, and coefficient of thermal conductivity. With knowledge of these basic properties, it becomes feasible to predict some possible applications of the composite materials. Some of the materials apparently require considerable temperature change to cause failure when completely restrained, and it is suggested that sulfur-soil composites could be considered as thermally insulating base or sub-base courses in pavement construction.

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    Elsevier Science S.A.

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  • Authors:
    • Shrive, N G
    • Loov, R E
    • Gillott, J E
    • Jordaan, I J
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

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  • Accession Number: 00173954
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM