Evaluation and Performance of Repair Materials for Rehabilitation of Concrete Structures
The most common form of rehabilitation for a deteriorated structure is to remove the deteriorated concrete and replace it with a new material, thus increasing the design life of the structure. Good adhesion of a repair material to concrete is of vital importance in the application and performance of concrete repairs. A major factor that influences the durability of the repair is the bond strength between the new material and the substrate. In this investigation, the most common repair materials, produced by international reputed manufactures, available in the local market were selected from cementitious repair mortars and cementitious polymer modified mortars. The performance of these materials were evaluated in terms of compressive strength, tensile strength, bond strength in tension and bond strength in modulus of rupture.
M. I. Khan et al., "Evaluation and Performance of Repair Materials for Rehabilitation of Concrete Structures", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 163-167, pp. 3820-3825, 2011