The paper shows that stress-strain behavior of concrete can be varied over a wide range, from ductile to brittle, by using combinations of plasticizing (n-butyl acrylate) or cross building (TMPTMA) monomers with methyl methacrylate, or both. It is also shown that a realistic level of salt (up to 1 percent) in concrete prior to impregnation has little effect on polymer loading mechanical properties, but it requires more rigorous drying. While high temperatures accelerate drying out but decrease strength, subsequent polymer impregnation essentially yields a material with properties similar to a conventionally dried material.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 303-326

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  • Accession Number: 00158361
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM