Recycled Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites Incorporated in Mortar for Improved Mechanical Performance

Glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) recycled from retired wind turbines was implemented in mortar as a volumetric replacement of sand during the two phases of this study. In Phase I, the mechanically refined GFRP particle sizes were sieved for four size groups to find the optimum size. In Phase II, the select GFRP size group was incorporated at three different volumetric replacements of sand to identify the optimum replacement content. The mixtures were tested for compressive strength, flexural strength, toughness, and the potential for alkali-silicate reaction. Incorporation of GFRP in mortar proves promising in improving flexural strength and toughness in fiber-like shapes and 1–3% volumetric fractions.

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    Washington State University, Pullman

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Pullman, WA  United States  99164-2910

    University of Alaska, Fairbanks

    Center for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation in Cold Climates
    Duckering Building Room 245, P.O. Box 755900
    Fairbanks, AL  United States  99775-5900

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Rodin III, Harry
    • Nassiri, Somayeh
    • Englund, Karl
    • Fakron, Osama
    • Li, Hui
  • Publication Date: 2017-12-11


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 42p

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  • Accession Number: 01665649
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: INE/AUTC 18.02
  • Created Date: Mar 5 2018 1:38PM