Study on Mechanical Properties Aging of Spray Pure Polyurea for Hydraulic Concrete Protection
Researches of spray pure polyurea technology for hydraulic concrete protection in water conservancy facilities to ensure long term security operation has a great significance. With an emphasis upon mechanical properties and surface morphology of spray pure polyurea coatings comparing before and after aging by means of the artificial accelerated xenon arc lamp(AAXAL) and scanning electron microscope(SEM) in this paper. Besides, the dry-wet circulation resistance performance of coatings wre analyzed through experiment. It is shown that tensile strength, elongation at break and tear strength of coatings increased by 0.2%, 0.5% and 1.7% respectively after AAXAL aging 720h. By contrast, after aging 3000h the results were 22.6%, 3.8% and 17.4% respectively, the tendency of increasing at first and then reducing can be obtained. The mechanical properties reduced slightly for adding defects of coating surface after aging, however, the resistance performance of ultraviolet ray was excellent. The similar development trend of mechanical properties were gained from dry-wet circulation experiment. After aging 200 cycles, the tensile strength and tear strength descended by 4.1% and 1.7% severally but the elongation at break ascended by 5.0%. In a word, it is suggested that the aging of coatings were negligible in dry-wet circulation in short term.
Hui Li, Yan Feng Liu, Ming Guo, Rui Zhang and Jing Du
W. B. Huang et al., "Study on Mechanical Properties Aging of Spray Pure Polyurea for Hydraulic Concrete Protection", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 374-377, pp. 1325-1329, 2012