Mechanical properties of epoxy grouts for structural repair

Shamsuddoha, M. and Islam, M. M. and Aravinthan, T. and Manalo, A. C. and Lau, K. T. (2013) Mechanical properties of epoxy grouts for structural repair. In: 22nd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM 22): From Materials to Structures: Advancement Through Innovation, 11-14 Dec 2012, Sydney, Australia.

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Epoxy grouts have been widely used for repairing and rehabilitating structure and transportation pipelines because they are resistant to typical aggressive solutions. In recent years, grouts are used as structural infill in defective structures. The appropriateness of using grouts is highly dependent on the required strength of structures in service condition. This paper experimentally studies the mechanical properties of four epoxy grouts as infill components for structural repair. Compressive, tensile, shear, and flexural properties are determined and compared. The compressive and tensile strengths of the grouts are found to be within the range of 60-115 MPa and 10-30 MPa respectively, while their compressive modulus ranging from 1.5 to 6.0 GPa were measured. The overall results suggest the suitability of these grouts for desired structural repair applications. Finally, recommendations are made on the relevance of using these grouts based on their mechanical properties. The outcome obtained from the study is expected to enhance the applicability of epoxy grouts as infill in structural repair and rehabilitation.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2013 Taylor & Francis Group. Permanent restricted access to published version.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2013 05:57
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2014 01:51
Uncontrolled Keywords: epoxy; grout; properties; repair; structure
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091209 Polymers and Plastics
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 88 Transport > 8899 Other Transport > 889903 Pipeline Transport

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