Accession Number:

ADA025400

Title:

Engineering Properties of Epoxy Resin as a Structural Adhesive for Cracked Reinforced Concrete Waterfront Facilities.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun-Nov 75,

Corporate Author:

CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB (NAVY) PORT HUENEME CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

The assessment of information in the technical literature pertaining to the engineering properties of epoxy resin, as an adhesive material for injection under pressure into cracks in USN reinforced concrete waterfront facilities as a means of restoring structural integrity, covers the period from 1950 to 1975. The review reveals that the available engineering data suffice for establishing a practical guide for civil engineers concerned with such application of epoxy resin. The report condenses a multitude of facts, quantifies the range of values relative to the physical characteristics of hardened epoxy resin, outlines the essentials of approaching a structural bonding problem, and briefly describes the procedure for consolidating a cracked concrete structural member by pressurized injection of epoxy resin. The report pertains to crack repairs that are essential for the stability of concrete waterfront structures it is not intended to deal with sealing cracks and joints either against penetration of foreign matter or to prevent leakage. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Adhesives, Seals and Binders

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE