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Title: Factors Affecting the Curing and Strength of Polymer Concrete
Author(s): Mustafa U. Haddad, David W. Fowler, and Donald R. Paul
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 396-402
Keywords: aggregate gradation; bonding; compressive strength; curing; flexural strength; joints (junctions); loading raie; placing; polymer concretes; setting (hardening); temperature.
Abstract:The objective of this investigation was to study the effects of a number of factors on the setting time and mechanical behavior of polymer concrete. Factors included the initiator-to-promoter ratio, initiator and promotor levels, casting temperature, testing temperature, aggregate type and gradation, and the effect of cold joints. Results of tests on 78 beams and 63 cylinders are reported. The results indicate that 1) polymer concrete properties remain stable with large variations in the initiator and promoter levels and 2) mechanical properties are not equally sensitive to the various factors.
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