MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 289, 2019Concrete Solutions 2019 – 7th International Conference on Concrete Repair
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Strengthening Materials and Techniques/Repair with Composites|
|Published online||28 August 2019|
Experimental study regarding the influence of fibre to matrix compatibility on general performance of Fibre Engineered Cementitious Materials (FECM)
N.I.R.D. URBAN-INCERC, Cluj-Napoca Branch, 400524, Calea Floreşti 117, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2 Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Civil Engineering Faculty, 400020, C-tin Daicoviciu 15, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
3 N.I.R.D. URBAN-INCERC, Timişoara Branch, 300223, Traian Lalescu 2, Timişoara, Romania
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fibre Engineered Cementitious Materials (FECM) represent composites with similar overall performance as Engineered Cementitious Composites (ECC), namely developing strain hardening behaviour under loading, which generates the material capacity of high deformability. The pattern of multiple microcracks successively developed under increasing loading is proved to be the key of material self-consolidating potential and ability to support loads after the first crack occurrence. The matrix to fibre compatibility is considered to be one essential parameter controlling the multiple micro-cracking pattern (MC) and consequently, the strain hardening effect in the material. Factors like fibre type and reinforcement percent in the mixture represent sensitive variables, with major influence for matrix to fibre compatibility and overall performance of the composite. Cement based materials, whose compositional heterogeneity traditionally represents a lack in their regular usage, can be valorised and designed to produce the width controlled cracking typology, beneficial for material behaviour. This paper presents an experimental study on the fibre to matrix compatibility effect in the FECM design and producing process. Several types of dispersed reinforcing typologies for FECM development are experimentally tested and analysed. The results confirm the importance of matrix to fibre compatibility in enhancing superior material performance: physical, mechanical and even durability (Self-Healing potential evaluation).
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2019
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