Faculty Sponsor

Mohammad Alhassan; Suleiman Ashur

Document Type

Presentation

Department/Program

Department of Engineering/Civil Engineering

University Affiliation

Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne

IPFW Sigma Xi (Scientific Research Honor Society) Student Research Competition

Yes

Abstract

Latex Modified Concrete (LMC) is ordinarily used as a thin overlay to shield bridge decks from the intensified application of deicers and environmental elements as well as the normal wear and tear due to traffic. LMC is an ideal concrete for bridge overlays due to its low permeability, inherent flexibility, and excellent bond strength. Another important quality for this concrete that can’t be neglected is its lifespan. LMC overlays were originally predicted to endure 20 years of abuse; however overlays constructed in 1974 are still in service today.

Presentation Date

4-10-2010

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