FIELD APPLICATIONS OF POLYMER IMPREGNATION OF CONCRETE
Oven dried concrete specimens were impregnated with a methyl methacrylate monomer system and polymerized by thermal-catalytic means. This treatment produced concrete having significant improvement in compressive strength, surface abrasion resistance, and reduction in permeability as measured by electrical resistance. A technique for the impregnation and polymerization of concrete with a monomer system was developed and successfully applied under field conditions to obtain 1/2 to 3/4-inch penetration. This application was made on a 10 foot x 90 foot section of a bridge deck.
- Prepared in cooperation with Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C.
5900 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA United States 95819
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Spellman, D L
- Woodstrom, J H
- Bailey, S N
- Nakao, D
- Spring, R J
- Publication Date: 1975-10
- Pagination: 53 p.
- TRT Terms: Abrasion resistance; Abrasion resistant coatings; Bridge decks; Compressive strength; Concrete construction; Impregnation (Engineering); Methyl methacrylate; Monomers; Permeability; Polymer concrete; Polymerization; Polymers; Polymethyl methacrylate; Portland cement; Resistance (Electricity)
- Old TRIS Terms: Methlymethacrylate
- Subject Areas: Highways; Materials;
- Accession Number: 00136804
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: CA-DOT-TL-529917534, 635299, Final Report
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Jul 13 2003 12:00AM