Table of Contents
Journal of Composites
Volume 2013, Article ID 948745, 12 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/948745
Review Article

Mechanical Properties of Polymer Concrete

1Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar 144011, India
2Department of Civil Engineering, Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar 144011, India

Received 19 August 2013; Revised 6 November 2013; Accepted 6 November 2013

Academic Editor: Hui Shen Shen

Copyright © 2013 Raman Bedi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Polymer concrete was introduced in the late 1950s and became well known in the 1970s for its use in repair, thin overlays and floors, and precast components. Because of its properties like high compressive strength, fast curing, high specific strength, and resistance to chemical attacks polymer concrete has found application in very specialized domains. Simultaneously these materials have been used in machine construction also where the vibration damping property of polymer concrete has been exploited. This review deals with the efforts of various researchers in selection of ingredients, processing parameters, curing conditions, and their effects on the mechanical properties of the resulting material.