Physics & Astronomy ETDs

The Effects of an Epoxy (Epocast 546) Upon the Tensile and Compressive Properties of Portland Cement Concrete

Alvy C. Jackson


Although the behavioral pattern of plain concrete in compression is fairly consistent, its tensile properties leave much to be desired. The laboratory investigation described here was an attempt to increase the tensile property of plain concrete by adding an epoxy resin compound to the mixture. The investigation included tests for both compressive and tensile strengths of the mixtures that were considered. The compressive strength tests were included to determine what effect, if any, the attempt to increase the tensile property had on compressive strength.