POLYMER-IMPREGNATED CONCRETE: LABORATORY STUDIES

It was shown that: (1) stress-strain behavior could be varied over a wide range, from ductile to brittle, by using combinations of a plasticizing or crosslinking comonomer with methyl methacrylate, or both; (2) the presence of a realistic level of salt (up to 1 percent) in concrete has little effect on polymer loading and mechanical properties, but requires more rigorous drying; (3) while high temperatures (750 deg F or 400 deg C) accelerate drying but decrease strength, subsequent polymer impregnation essentially yields a polymer impregnated concrete (PIC) with properties similar to a conventionally dried material; and (4) salt penetration (short-time, static) in mortars is reduced an order of magnitude by polymer impregnation, regardless of whether the polymer is glassy or rubbery. Thus, a strong PIC can be prepared under a variety of drying and salt contamination conditions and the mechanical behavior of PIC can be tailored to various specifications. /ASCE/

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    • Presented at the July 15-19, 1974, ASCE/EIC/RTAC Joint Transportation Engineering Meeting, Montreal Quebec, Canada.
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    American Society of Civil Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Dahl-Jorgensen, E
    • Chen, Wai-Fah
    • Manson, J A
    • Liu, Y N
    • Vanderhoff, J W
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

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  • Accession Number: 00126383
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE #11101 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1975 12:00AM