USE OF SMALL-DIAMETER POLYPROPYLENE FIBRES IN CEMENT-BASED MATERIALS. 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

The microcrack arrest properties of small-diameter vs large-diameter fibres in cement composites is introduced. A review of literature on the flexural (tensile) behaviour of polypropylene fibre reinforced concrete, mortar and cement is presented. A preliminary experimental program on the use of small diameter polypropylene fibres for cement reinforcement is described. The manufacturing technique with emphasis on fibre dispersion procedure is outlined. The use of silica fume as a dispersing agent is discussed. The results of the flexural behaviour of small-diameter polypropylene fibre cement are detailed.(A) For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 827953.

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  • Authors:
    • Bayasi, Z
    • PETERSON, G
  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00604691
  • 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