AN INVESTIGATION OF THE USE OF POLYMER-CONCRETE FOR RAPID REPAIR OF AIRFIELD PAVEMENTS

An investigation was made to determine the feasibility of using polymer-concrete (PC) for rapid repair of airfield pavements. The polymer-concrete studied was a mixture of dry aggregate and a methyl methacrylate monomer. Tests were conducted to isolate the variables that affect the strength and polymerization time of PC. Laboratory and field tests were conducted to test the strength, durability, and feasibility of polymer-concrete repairs. The major variables affecting the polymerization time of PC were found to be temperature and chemical composition. Monomer formulations were developed that permitted polymer-concrete to be polymerized in less than one hour at a temperature range of 0 to 100 F. An investigation into the variables that affect strength resulted in several findings. The tests showed that dry aggregate (less than 1% moisture) is very important for strength. The strength of PC was found to increase with stronger aggregate and smaller pore volume. The temperature of the polymer-concrete was found to affect the strength to a great extent. The higher the temperature the greater the reduction of strength. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Air Force Institute of Technology

    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
    Dayton, OH  United States  45433
  • Authors:
    • McNerney, M T
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

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  • Pagination: 158 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00186362
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AFIT-CI-78-112 MS Thesis
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM