Properties of a new polymer concrete

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Abstract

A new polymer concrete was developed by adding unsaturated polyester resin and emulsifier into concrete. The new polymer concrete exhibits high strength of up to 69 MPa (10,000 psi) for compressive strength and up to 17 MPa (2500 psi) for flexural strength. The new product also demonstrates high corrosion resistance, impervious, and fast setting characteristics. More importantly, the new polymer concrete costs about 13 cents per pound whereas the cost for polymer concrete is in the range of $1.50 to $2.00 per pound. This makes it feasible economically to use the new polymer concrete in construction projects especially for marine environment and bridge deck protection. In addition to these improved properties of the new polymer concrete, the paper also presents other mechanical properties such as tensile strength, fracture, and fatigue characteristics of the new polymer concrete.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationServ Durability Constr Mater Proc First Mater Eng Congr
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages775-784
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0872627772
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
EventServiceability and Durability of Construction Materials - Proceedings of the First Materials Engineering Congress Part 1 (of 2) - Denver, CO, USA
Duration: Aug 13 1990Aug 15 1990

Publication series

NameServ Durability Constr Mater Proc First Mater Eng Congr

Other

OtherServiceability and Durability of Construction Materials - Proceedings of the First Materials Engineering Congress Part 1 (of 2)
CityDenver, CO, USA
Period8/13/908/15/90

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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