MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 219, 20182nd Baltic Conference for Students and Young Researchers (BalCon 2018)
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Published online||29 October 2018|
The effect of macro polymer fibres length and content on the fibre reinforced concrete
Gdańsk University of Technology, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
The paper presents studies of a ready-mix concrete containing polymer fibres of three different lengths: 24, 38 and 54 mm. The performed tests allowed to determine the effect of fibre volume fraction and length on the concrete strength. The basic parameters of concrete mixture (consistency, air content and bulk density) were identified. Fibre reinforced concrete belongs to a group of composite materials. The polymer fibres are applied in the concrete in structures where the reduction of shrinkage cracking as well as corrosion resistance and fire temperatures are required. It is widely known, that the cracking behaviour of concrete structures depends on flexural tensile strength of concrete. The addition of fibres significantly improves the tensile strength. The experimental study, including axial compressive strength and center-point loading flexural tensile strength, was carried out. The scope of the research was also expanded by the usage of a scanning microscope. The test results showed the effect of fibre length and fibre combinations on mechanical properties of concrete. The effect of the research is to formulate guidelines due to the quantity of macro polymer fibres. In general, appropriate fibre content brings a beneficial effect e.g. improves better workability of a concrete mixture.
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