Experimental work on the use of concrete-polymer composites for highway applications has progressed in three general areas material properties of polymer impregnated concrete, the repair of deteriorated and delaminated bridge decks, and the partial in-depth impregnation of new decks. The structural and durability properties of impregnated normal weight and structural lightweight concretes have been measured. The effect of temperature and cyclic loading was investigated and bond pull-out strength of reinforcement measured. Process variables studied include monomer type, method of polymerization, and air content of the concrete. The feasibility of repairing highly deteriorated and delaminated bridge decks by monomer impregnation has been demonstrated and field testing is in progress. Results to date indicate that highly deteriorated concrete can be reconstituted and bonded to the sound concrete beneath. Compressive and shear strengths of 8000 and 1100 psi respectively have been obtained. No deterioration of the repaired sections has been observed after exposure to traffic for 6 months.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Brookhaven National Laboratory

    Associated Universities, Incorporated
    Upton, NY  United States  11973
  • Authors:
    • Kukacka, L E
    • Fontana, J
    • Romano, A J
    • Steinberg, M
    • Pike, R G
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

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  • Pagination: 141 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128270
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-74- 17 Prog. Rpt., FCP 34B1-042
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-2-1-0926
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1976 12:00AM