Polymer Concrete

Definition: concrete in which an organic polymer serves as the binder.- ACI Concrete Terminology


Polymer concrete is a composite material in which the aggregate is bound together in a matrix with a polymer binder. The composites do not contain a hydrated cement phase, although portland cement can be used as an aggregate or filler. Polymer concrete composites possess a unique combination of properties dependent on the formulation. These include rapid curing at ambient temperatures from –18 to +40°C (0 to 104°F); high tensile, flexural, and compressive strengths; good adhesion to most surfaces; good long-term durability with respect to cycles of freezing and thawing; low permeability to water and aggressive solutions; good chemical resistance; and light weight.

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Publication: Concrete International
Date: 12/1/2022

GFRP-RC Seawalls as a Means of Coastal Fortification and Extended Service Life

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 11/1/2022

Reliability of Compression-Controlled FRP RC Flexural Members Designed using North American Codes and Standards: Comparison and FRP Material Resistance/Strength Reduction Factor Calibration

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 10/1/2022

Design and Driving Performance of Two GFRP-Reinforced Concrete Piles

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 10/1/2022

Assessment of Shear Strength Design Models for Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Deep Beams Reinforced with Steel or FRP Bars

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 10/1/2022

Literature Review on External Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polymers (CFRP) Reinforcements for Concrete Bridges

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 10/1/2022

Nondestructive Evaluation of Reinforced Concrete Slabs Rehabilitated with Glass Fiber-Reinforced Polymers

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 10/1/2022

Effect of Prestressing Ratio on Concrete-Filled FRP Rectangular Tube Beams Tested in Flexure

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 10/1/2022

Numerical Evaluation of a New Concrete Sandwich Panel Containing UHPC Wythes, and GFRP Reinforcement and Connectors

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 10/1/2022

Nonlinear Finite Element Modeling of Continuous RC Beams Strengthened with Near Surface Mounted FRP Bars

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 10/1/2022

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