Long-Term Compressive Strength of Polymer Concrete-like Composites with Various Fillers

Joanna Julia Sokołowska


The durability of building composites with polymer matrix, such as polymer concretes, is considered high or excellent. However, very few studies are available that show the properties of such composites tested long after the specimens’ preparation, especially composites with fillers other than traditional rock aggregates. The paper presents the long-term compressive strength of polymer concrete containing common and alternative fine fillers, including quartz powder (ground sand) and by-products of the combustion of Polish fossil fuels (coal and lignite), tested nine or 9.5 years after preparation. The results were compiled with the data for respective specimens tested after 14 days, as well as 1.5 and 7 years. Data analysis confirmed the excellent durability of concrete-like composites with various fillers in terms of compressive strength. Density measurements of selected composites showed that the increase in strength was accompanied by an increase in volumetric density. This showed that the opinion that the development of the strength of composites with polymer matrices taking place within a few to several days was not always justified. In the case of a group of tested concrete-like composites with vinyl-ester matrices saturated with fly ashes of various origins, there was a further significant increase in strength over time
Author Joanna Julia Sokołowska (FCE / ICE)
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- The Institute of Civil Engineering
Journal seriesMaterials, ISSN 1996-1944
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.55
Keywords in Polishmateriały budowlane
Keywords in Englishlong-term compressive strength; durability; polymer composites; polymer concrete; mineral fillers; fossil fuel combustion by-products; fly ash
ASJC Classification2500 General Materials Science
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)140
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 140.0, 14-09-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus Citations = 1; GS Citations = 2.0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 1.285; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.972 (2) - 2018=3.532 (5)
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