LATEX MODIFIED CONCRETE AS A PROTECTIVE SYSTEM . PROCEEDINGS OF 3RD INTERNATIOAL CONFERENCE ON DETERIORATION AND REPAIR OF REINFORCED CONCRETE IN THE ARABIAN GULF, BAHRAIN, OCTOBER 21-24 1989. VOLUME 1.

This paper discussed the development and assessment of latex modified concrete (LMC) overlay using local materials from the Eastern region of Saudi Arabia. The first part of the work is concerned with the optimization of the mix design to obtain a dense concrete with reasonable slump and good strength. The second part deals with the use of LMC overlay in two-stage construction requiring good bond so the surface treatment is chosen based on shear strength (determined using the Arizona slant shear test), and economy. The third part is the assessment of LMC overlay to improve durability against corrosion under the Gulf environment. From the results of this work an optimum mix design for LMC overlay is obtained using the local materials. It is also indicated that by providing rough and prewetted surface prior to casting LMC overlay yielded adequate bond between the two layers of concrete. Finally, the evaluation of LMC overlay under the Gulf environment has shown good performance as a protective system against corrosion.(A) For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 828897.

  • Corporate Authors:

    BAHRAIN SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS

    PO BOX 835
    Manama,   Bahrain 
  • Authors:
    • SHARIF, A M
    • Iqbal, K
    • Baluch, M H
    • Azad, A K
    • Al-mandil, MYY
  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00604108
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1991 12:00AM