Geopolymer Column Wrapping

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CAIT project no.: Mary RU9088

Fiscal Year: 2003/2004

Status: Final

Rutgers-CAIT Author(s): Christian Defazio, Mohamed Danish Arafa, P.N. Balaguru

External Author(s): Peter C. Chang

Sponsor(s): RITA, University of Maryland


This report deals with the use of an inorganic-polymer coating for the protection and strengthening of transportation infrastructures. The constituents of the coating include nanosilicates and other nano-size activators and fillers. The demonstration project consisted of wrapping of columns with carbon fibers and inorganic-polymer, which is located in Maryland State. Details of the projects and the basic study conducted for the evaluation of durability of the coating are presented.