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Title: Mechanical and Durability Properties of a High-Molecular Weight Methacrylate Polymer Concrete
Author(s): R. G. Kushner, D. W. Fowler, and D. L. Wheat
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 113-134
Keywords: compressive strength; durability; flexural strength; monomers; freeze-thaw durability; mechanical properties; methacrylates; shrinkage; modulus of elasticity; polymer concrete; thermal expansion; Materials Research
Abstract:Polymer concrete is a composite material that is often a viable alternative to portland cement concrete. The mechanical and durability properties of three high-molecular weight methacrylate polymer concrete systems using different monomers are discussed. Properties discussed include compressive strength, flexural bond testing, modulus of elasticity, coefficient of thermal expansion, shrinkage, freeze thaw, freeze-thaw shear bond, water absorption, chemical resistance, and crack repair. The monomers themselves were shown to be very effective in sealing cracks with widths as narrow as 0.5 mm while restoring flexural strength.
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