Polymer concrete composites which are fast replacing conventional materials of construction possess several versatile properties like high strength, early setting time and high resistance to corrosive and erosive actions. However, polymers are temperature sensitive materials and consequently their mechanical properties are largely affected by variations in temperature. At the same time their creep strains also increase several times with the increase in temperature. Therefore, detailed investigations have to be conducted to study the quantum and pattern of variation of not only the important mechanical properties but also of creep of these materials in terms of temperature variation. The data obtained from these investigations will be of immense use for defining the permissible range of temperature to which the materials can be exposed under the operational conditions of the structure in which they are used. It will also help to theoratically predict the extent of creep likely to develop in the material at a given temperature in terms of the corresponding creep at room temperature.
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- Effect of Temperature on the Creep Behaviour of Polymer Mortars
Prof.Dr. R. Subrahmonia Ayyar
Mr. Suresh N. Joshi
- Springer US
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