THEORY FOR EARLY AGE SHRINKAGE OF FIBRE REINFORCED CEMENT COMPOSITES. FIBRE REINFORCED CEMENTS AND CONCRETES: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS. PROCEEDINGS OF AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE HELD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WALES, COLLEGE OF CARDIFF, SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING, UNITED KINGDOM, SEPTEMBER 18-20, 1989

Expressions derived to estimate shrinkage of fibre reinforced cement matrices are reported. Their derivation is based on a mechanism of fibre restraint where resistance to shrinkage in any direction is offered by a fibre of effective length, l-e, to a thick cylindrical element of the matrix through interfacial bond. Experimental results on cement composites reinforced with glass, steel, basalt and polypropylene fibres have been used to relate to the theory. It is concluded that the theoretical principles are valid for cement matrices reinforced with the various types of fibres.(A) For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 827953.

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  • Authors:
    • MANGAT, P S
    • Manarakis, G
    • Azari, M M
  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • Accession Number: 00604690
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 1-85166-415-7
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1991 12:00AM