Accession Number:

ADA059121

Title:

An Investigation into the Use of Polymer-Concrete for Rapid Repair of Airfield Pavements

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun-Dec 1977

Corporate Author:

CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT OFFICE TYNDALL AFB FL DETACHMENT 1

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

127.0

Abstract:

An investigation of a high-strength, fast setting mixture of methyl methacrylate and dry aggregate was conducted. The resulting polymer-concrete PC was very strong, durable, and bonded excellently to concrete. Tests were conducted to determine the variables affecting the polymerization time and strength of polymer-concrete. Field tests were conducted to interstate highways and a major airport taxiway which demonstrated the feasibility of making rapid polymer-concrete repairs at a reasonable cost. Laboratory tests of a 3-foot by 6-foot area repaired by PC and an individual PC slab under repeated loadings of simulated truck and aircraft traffic demonstrated the excellent strength and durability of the material. A cost analysis found the cost of monomer to be approximately 10cubic foot for most repairs.

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE