POLYMER MODIFIED CONCRETE. MECHANICAL AND DURABILITY PROPERTIES OF A HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT METHACRYLATE POLYMER CONCRETE

Polymer concrete is a composite material which is oftentimes a viable alternative to Portland Cement Concrete. The mechanical and durability properties of 3 high molecular weight methacrylate polymer concrete systems using different monomers are discussed. Properties discussed include compressive strength, flexural bond testing, modulus of elasticity, coefficient of thermal expansion, shrinkage, freeze-thaw, freeze-thaw shear bond, water absorption, chemical resistance, and crack repair. The monomers themselves were shown to be very effective in sealing cracks with widths as narrow as 0.5 mm. while restoring flexural strength.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Papers presented at two sessions during the 1985 ACI Fall Convention in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Concrete Institute

    P.O. Box 19150, Redford Station, 22400 Seven Mile Road
    Detroit, MI  United States  48219
  • Authors:
    • Kushner, R G
    • Fowler, D W
    • Wheat, D L
  • Publication Date: 1987

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  • Accession Number: 00621166
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1992 12:00AM