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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

    P.O. Box 4005
    Champaign, IL  USA  61820
  • Authors:
    • Howdyshell, P A
  • Publication Date: 1972-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044321
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: M-23 Tech Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 1 1974 12:00AM