DEVELOPMENT OF POLYMER CONCRETE AS A HIGHWAY PATCHING MATERIAL

A study has been conducted on the preparation and properties of polymer-concrete using polystyrene and/or poly(methyl methacrylate) as the polymeric component in the concrete composites formed. Both thermal and catalyzed polymerization methods were used to transform monomer-polymer mixtures into the polymeric component of polymer-concrete. Catalyst promoters were used to develop room-temperature polymerization systems which developed full strength within two hours. The effect of aggregates (silica sand, brown sand, gravel and limestone) on the physical properties of polymer-concrete compositions was also studied. In general, it was found that systems involving methyl methacrylate produced the best properties. Combinations containing from 9 to 15% of the polymer were studied, all gave higher compression, tensile, flexural and bonding strength than the corresponding control samples prepared without polymer. Abrasion resistance, water absorption, acid resistance and freeze-thaw durability were greatly improved with the use of either polymer system.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C. and Ohio Dept. of Transportation, Columbus.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Mechanical Engineers

    345 East 47th Street
    New York, NY  USA  10017

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Ohio Department of Transportation

    25 South Front Street
    Columbus, OH  USA  43215
  • Authors:
    • Chang, T Y
    • Stephens, H L
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 93 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136888
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OHIO-DOT-01-75 Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1976 12:00AM