POLYMER CONCRETE FOR REPAIRING DETERIORATED BRIDGE DECKS

One of the most severe problems facing the highway industry is the repaid deterioration of highway structures. As part of a concerted effort to solve this problem, research is being performed to determine if polymer-concrete materials can be used for the repair of deteriorated and delaminated bridge decks. Polymer concrete consists of an aggregate mixed with a monomer, which is subsequently polymerized in place. It is mixed and placed by using techniques similar to those used for portland cement concrete and, after curing, produces a high-strength, durable material. Process variables studied include monomer types, aggregate size distribution, and polymerization method. Field testing of polymer concrete has been in progress for almost 3 years, and to date deterioration has not been observed. One test on a major arterial highway in New York City has been in progress for 7 months. Based on the success obtained in this experiment and in concurrent laboratory evaluations, further work on the same highway was scheduled for September 1974. These data are summarized.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 20-28
  • Monograph Title: Polymer concrete
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127399
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309023955
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1975 12:00AM