Tests of Flexible Polymer Joints Repairing of Concrete Pavements and of Polymer Modified Concretes Influenced by High Deformations
Three kinds of repair methods of cracked concrete floors are presented in the paper. One of them, based on coating using of polymer-cement composites, is discussed with presentation of the influence of different amount of styrene-butadiene co-polymer dispersion additive onto the shrinkage and strength. The next two correspond to injecting repair methods. There are also presented two different approaches in repair bonding of damaged floors. Following these ideas, results of testing of epoxy and polymer (PU) bonding of cracked specimens made of concrete and polymer-cement composites are discussed. Proposed new repair polymer flexible joints introduce energy dissipaters which allow protecting concrete pavements against large deformations. Presented comparisons of results indicate that the use of flexible polymers in repair process is efficient, what was confirmed by tests and observations of repair done at the KRK airport concrete pavement.
José Aguiar and Lech Czarnecki
A. Kwiecień et al., "Tests of Flexible Polymer Joints Repairing of Concrete Pavements and of Polymer Modified Concretes Influenced by High Deformations", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 466, pp. 225-239, 2011