Flexural and Shear Behavior of Combined Concrete and Graphite Epoxy Beams
An experimental and analytical study of six graphite composite beams are presented. Four of the beams incorporated a reinforced concrete slab. The composite action and the effect of concrete...

Chemical Resistance of Thermosetting Resins Used for Cured-in-Place Pipe
This paper summarizes the chemistry, short term physical properties, and long term chemical resistance for representative epoxy vinyl ester, epoxy, and polyester resins that are currently...

Automated Identification of Compression-Induced Cracking in Cement Paste
The development of image analysis techniques to identify cracks using scanning electron microscope images of hydrated cement paste is described. Cracks are identified based on both the...

Structural Studies of Two Aerobrake Heatshield Panel Concepts
Structural sizing and performance data are presented for two different aerobrake hexagonal heatshield panel structural concepts. One concept features a sandwich construction with an aluminum...

Metallized Microballoon EMI Shielding Materials
The number of applications requiring shielding against electro-magnetic interference (EMI) is growing. Materials that are lightweight, and formable need to be developed for shielding against...

Investigation of a Concrete Blistering Failure
During construction of a concrete pavement at a military airfield, numerous small blisters formed on the concrete surface behind the slipform paver and were filled by the contractor using...

Performance of Epoxy-Coated Steel in Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement
Two sections of interstate highway in central Oklahoma were recently reconstructed. On both projects, northbound lanes were reinforced with epoxy-coated steel and southbound lanes were...

Post-Strengthening of R/C Beams With Epoxy-Bonded Fiber Composite Materials

Interlaminar Fracture Toughness Test: Traditional and Modified
For brittle, transversely isotropic, composite materials we have developed an alternative Mode II interlaminar fracture toughness test (GIIc) that...

Experimental Techniques to Study the Microstructure of Cement-Based Materials
Techniques to identify phases and changes in microstructure within cement paste, mortar, and concrete using a scanning electron microscope and image analysis system are described. Backscattered...

Bond Strength of Epoxy-Coated Reinforcement to Concrete—An Update
The results of a large-scale study to determine the effect of epoxy coating on bond strength is described. The study addresses the effects of coating thickness, deformation pattern, bar...

Influence of Epoxy Coating on Stress Transfer from Steel to Concrete
To assess the influence of epoxy coating on the bond characteristics of reinforcing bars, a series of tests was conducted to determine differences in stress transfer between coated and...

Evaluation of Bond Performance of Epoxy-Coated Reinforcing Steel Using Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis
The role played by epoxy coatings on the failure of standard beam-end specimens is explored. The specimen consists of a reinforcing bar embedded in concrete. As the bar is loaded, the...

Fiber Composite Materials in an Arctic Environment
This paper summarizes a study on the behavior of light-weight structural composite materials in cold environments. Results are presented for two composite materials: fiberglass-epoxy and...

High Molecular Weight Methacrylate for Sealing Cracked Concrete
The sealing of cracks in concrete surfaces has been one of the most difficult types of repair to accomplish. Epoxy injection has been widely used, but due to its relatively high cost,...

Application of Fiber-Composites in Civil Engineering
Two potential applications of Glass-Fiber-Reinforced-Plastics (GFRP) in civil engineering type structures are investigated: (1) GFRP rebars in concrete beams; (2) strengthening of concrete...

ERTSYS: An Epoxy Repair of Timber Expert System

Epoxy Update
Epoxy-coated reinforcing steel protects against corrosion if it is used correctly. Several construction practices, such as prescribing the limits on permissible coating damage due to shipping...

Fatigue Strength of Welded Wire Fabric
Long life fatigue tests were made on 12 concrete slabs reinforced with large diameter, Grade 75, deformed welded wire fabric. The specimens simulated, to full scale, conditions in a bare...

Digestor Do-Over
Digesters at 6 Orange County (Calif.) wastewater treatment plants needed drastic odor control rehabilitation. Repairs included epoxy patching to cracked domes, installation of a geomembrane...

 

 

 

 

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