Freeze-thaw resistance of polymer modified concrete

P. N. Balaguru, Maurice M. Ukadike, Edward G. Nawy

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This paper presents the results of an experimental investigation on the freeze-thaw durability of polymer modified concrete (PMC). Basically, prism specimens were subjected to a maximum of 900 cycles of freezing and thawing, using ASTM C666 Procedure A. Five sets of specimens with various amounts of polymer content were tested. The polymer consisted of a liquid epoxy resin and a curing agent, (or hardner). Weight and fundamental transverse frequency were measured at various intervals of freeze-thaw cyclic loading. The results indicate that the freeze-thaw durability of PMC is better than that, of non air-entrained plain concrete. The PMC with polymer-cement ratio of 0.4 or higher can withstand 900 cycles of freezing and thawing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConcrete Durability
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of Katharine and Bryant Mather International Symposium
EditorsJohn M. Scanlon
PublisherAmerican Concrete Institute
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780870315992
StatePublished - Apr 1 1987
Externally publishedYes
EventKatharine and Bryant Mather International Symposium on Concrete Durability 1987 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: Apr 27 1987May 1 1987

Publication series

NameAmerican Concrete Institute, ACI Special Publication
ISSN (Print)0193-2527


ConferenceKatharine and Bryant Mather International Symposium on Concrete Durability 1987
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)


  • Concrete durability
  • Epoxy resins
  • Freeze-thaw durability
  • Mix proportioning
  • Polymer-portland cement-concrete
  • Prisms


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