POLYMER CONCRETE: A CHEMICAL INERT STRUCTURAL MATERIAL

This paper presents a study of the physical and chemical properties of an ultra low binder content polymer concrete, particularly in relation to its usage for underground pipe. The development of the material is described, in particular the means adopted to ensure complete chemical inertness and to overcome loss of strength caused by bond failure in an aqueous environment. The importance of stress-time dependence of strength of polymer concrete is emphasised and a study of long term strength characteristics of a typical polymer concrete is presented. Extrapolation techniques are briefly discussed. Chemical resistance data of 2 years duration is tabulated, as are other physical properties relevant to the structural use of polymer concrete. It is concluded that this material is suitable for structural use in environments normally destructive to portland cement concretes and that design data applicable for polymer concrete underground pipe has been established.

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    Institution of Engineers

    Science House, Gloucester and Essex Streets
    Sydney,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Baker, C A
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00265641
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1975 12:00AM