FIBRE REINFORCED CEMENT COMPOSITES

THE REPORT DEALS WITH THE PROGRESS MADE BY FIBRE REINFORCED CEMENT-BASED COMPOSITES. MANY MATERIALS IN FIBROUS FORM SHOW HIGHER DIRECTIONAL STRENGTH AND STIFFNESS THAN THE SAME MATERIAL IN BULK FORM AND, BECAUSE OF THE LINEAR NATURE OF PLASTICS AND A CASE IS MADE FOR TREATING THE FORMER ANY CONFIGURATION. COMPARISONS ARE DRAWN BETWEEN A CEMENT MATRIX FOR A FIBRE REINFORCED COMPOSITE AND GLASS-FIBRE PLASTICS AND A CASE IS MADE OUT FOR TREATING THE FORMER AS A NEW MATERIAL WITH NEW PROPERTIES. THE PROPERTIES OF THE FIBER, SUCH AS TENSILE STRENGTH, ELASTIC MODULUS, POISSONS RATIO, STRESS/STRAIN CHARACTERISTICS AND BOND ARE DISCUSSED. FACTORS INVOLVING THE SELECTION OF FIBRE LENGTH AND DIAMETER ARE ALSO LISTED. THE REPORT ALSO DISCUSSES THE MECHANICS OF FIBER REINFORCED CEMENTITIOUS SYSTEMS AND LISTS THE LIMITATIONS IMPOSED BY THE CEMENT PASTE OR CONCRETE MATRIX ON THE EFFECTIVE USE OF FIBRE REINFORCEMENT.

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    New Zealand Portland Cement Association

    Securities House, 126 The Terrace, P.O. Box 3644
    Wellington,   New Zealand 
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 16-20
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00083372
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 1 1975 12:00AM