The rapid deterioration of concrete bridge decks as a result of the increased use of deicing salts is one of the most severe problems facing the highway industry today. One possible solution to the problem is the use of concrete polymer materials. The materials of prime interest are polymer-impregnated concrete (PIC) and polymer concrete (PC), both of which have excellent durability and strength properties. Three potential applications: repair of deteriorated bridge decks, polymer impregnation of new bridge deck surfaces, and full impregnation of precast deck panels have been studied in laboratory and field tests and the results have been encouraging. These results and economic considerations are described in the paper. The work in each of the areas is currently being implemented by the Federal Highway Administration. (ERA citation 02:001084)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Symposium on evaluating and controlling the corrosive effects of chlorides on reinforced steel in concrete, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America (USA), 30 Jun 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Brookhaven National Laboratory

    Upton, NY  United States 

    Energy Research and Development Administration

    20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Kukacka, L E
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00150887
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-760658-1
  • Contract Numbers: E(30-1)-16
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM