CREEP CHARACTERISTICS OF POLYESTER CONCRETES
Results of testing for this project indicated that aggregate and cement particle-filled polyesters are viscoelastic in nature and creep when subjected to sustained loads. Although the creep strains of the filled polyesters were similar in nature and magnitude to what could be expected from equivalently loaded portland cement concrete, the creep characteristics of the polyesters appeared to be very sensitive to small temperature variations. Also, the polyesters exhibited creep failure tendencies at lower stress-to-strength ratios than would be expected from portland cement concretes.
Army Construction Engineering Research LaboratoryP.O. Box 4005
Champaign, IL United States 61820
- Howdyshell, P A
- Publication Date: 1972-11
- Pagination: 15 p.
- TRT Terms: Concrete; Creep; Materials science; Polyester resins; Temperature
- Old TRIS Terms: Concrete creep; Polyester concretes
- Subject Areas: Highways; Materials;
- Accession Number: 00044321
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: M-23 Tech Rpt
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 1 1974 12:00AM