CONCRETE-POLYMER MATERIALS FOR HIGHWAY APPLICATIONS - PROGRESS REPORT

WORK TO DATE HAS INDICATED THAT AN INCREASE IN COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH OF ABOUT THREE FOLD CAN BE OBTAINED WITH BOTH HIGH AND LOW QUALITY CONCRETES BY IMPREGNATING THE CONCRETE WITH METHYL METHACRYLATE MONOMER AND THEN POLYMERIZATION BY EITHER RADIATION OR THERMAL CATALYTIC MEANS. TESTS ALSO INDICATE THAT CREEP IS LESS THAN ONE-TENTH THAT OF THE CONTROL CONCRETE. THE ABRASIVE RESISTANCE OF THE CONCRETE HAS BEEN IMPROVED BY A FACTOR OF ABOUT TWO. PRELIMINARY DESIGN STUDIES USING COMPUTER-CODED FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS WERE MADE TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING CONCRETE- POLYMER MATERIALS FOR PRECAST BRIDGE DECKS AND BREAKAWAY LAMP POSTS. THE DEVELOPMENT OF THESE POLYMER IMPREGNATED CONCRETES HAS NOT YET ADVANCED TO THE STAGE WHERE THEY CAN BE USED IN ACTUAL CONSTRUCTION. HOWEVER, THE RESULTS LOOK VERY PROMISING. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Progress RePT NO 1, BNL NO 15395, 85 PP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Brookhaven National Laboratory

    Upton, NY  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Steinberg, M
  • Publication Date: 1970-9

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  • Accession Number: 00214009
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1971 12:00AM