Freeze-Thaw Resistance of Polymer Modified Concrete

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Title: Freeze-Thaw Resistance of Polymer Modified Concrete

Author(s): P. Balaguru, M. M. Okadike, and E. G. Nawy

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 100

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 863-876

Keywords: concrete durability; epoxy resins; freeze-thaw durability; mix proportioning; polymer-portland cement concrete; prisms; Materials Research

Date: 4/1/1987

Abstract:
Paper presents the results of an experimental investigation on the freeze-thaw durability of polymer modified concrete (PMC). Basically, prism specimens were subjected to a maximum of 900 cycles of freezing and thawing, using ASTM C 666 Procedure A. Five sets of specimens with various amounts of polymer content were tested. The polymer consisted of a liquid epoxy resin and a curing agent (or hardener). Weight and fundamental transverse frequency were measured at various intervals of freeze-thaw cyclic loading. The results indicate that the freeze-thaw durability of PMC is better than that of non-air-entrained plain concrete. The PMC with polymer-cement ratio of 0.4 or higher can withstand 900 cycles of freezing and thawing.