Progress in Polymers in Concrete
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
Concrete-polymer composites have attracted people’s attention in many industries for their excellent physical and mechanical properties and durability. The peer reviewed paper in this special volume cover the following topics: materials, mix proportion design and properties of concrete-polymer composites; their characterization methods, their application and other special aspects. In these papers the authors are trying to answer what is essential in concrete-polymer composites, how to make it better for the given project and how to eventually achieve sustainable building materials.
Review from Ringgold Inc., ProtoView: Eight keynote addresses consider such aspects as whether nanotechnology isthe future of concrete polymer composites, remodeling deterioratedirrigation aqueducts using precast polymer concrete flume, and recentresearch on polymer-modified cement mortar in China. Another 80 papers covermaterials, mix proportion design, and properties of concrete-polymercomposites; mechanisms for modifying polymers; applying concrete-polymercomposites; and special aspects of polymers in concrete. Specific topicsinclude preparing and characterizing redispersible polymer powder withcore-shell structure, the experimental behavior of polyvinyl-alcoholmodified concrete, the water repellency of inorganic insulation mortar,developing a new polymer cement waterproofing screed with secondarymaterials, and flexural toughness in concrete with high performancepolymers. Also available in electronic form.