HIGHWAY APPLICATIONS OF CONCRETE POLYMER MATERIALS

The deterioration of concrete bridge decks and pavements presents many highway organizations with major problems of providing safe and satisfactory riding surfaces. Concrete polymer materials, with their excellent durability and strength properites, have potential application to highway construction and maintenance and offer potential benefits of an increase in service life and a reduction in the costs, safety hazards, and inconveniences in performing maintenance and repair work. Polymer-impregnated concrete is highly resistant to freeze-thaw damage and water penetration and provides protection from deicing salt penetration and corrosion of reinforcing steel. A precast, prestressed polymer-impregnated concrete bridge deck system is being developed that incorporates the advantages of a precast, prestressed system for rapid construction and strength, and a surface-impregnation technique is being developed for field treatment of newly constructed concrete bridge decks to provide protection of reinforcing steel from deicing salts. Polymer concrete is a versatile, new material with properties compareable to polymer- impregnated concrete and appears to be suitable for both precast and field applications, such as for curbstones, pavement overlays, shotcrete, and rapid-curing patching and repair materials.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 60-66
  • Monograph Title: Polymer concrete
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127403
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309023955
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1975 12:00AM