Low Cost Lightweight and Crack Resistant Polymer Cement Composite Mterials for Concrete Repair

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$99,999.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68711-05-C-0052
Agency Tracking Number:
O043-C06-4126
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD04-C06
Solicitation Number:
2004.3
Small Business Information
MATERIALS & ELECTROCHEMICAL RESEARCH (ME
7960 S. Kolb Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85706
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
R.O.Loutfy
President
(520) 574-1980
rloutfy@mercorp.com
Business Contact:
J. Withers
CEO
(520) 574-1980
mercorp@mercorp.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Navy is facing a major challenge to repair various concrete structures, since marine environments have low concrete life expectancy. Currently available concrete repair materials are prone to cracking, very permeable to water and therefore, unsatisfactory for Navy applications. It is proposed here to develop modified elastomers from recycled rubber tires using super electrophiles for polymer cement based composite repair material. The modified recycled rubber will be chemically bonded to the cement and thereby, forming a very strong bond as oppose to physical bond in unmodified rubber cement system. The proposed polymer cement composite would have the advantages of reduced crack formation, increased thermal insulation, increased impermeability to water, reduced overall weight, improved tensile strength and elasticity. This duel-use technology with little modifications can easily be applied to numerous other civilian applications such as concrete building structures, roads and pavements. Anticipated Benefits

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