The compressive properties of the glass-fiber-reinforced polymer (polyester) concrete (GFRPC) was studied at room temperature. A well graded blasting sand was used as aggregate, and the polymer content was varied between 10% and 18% by weight and, glass fibers were added up to 6% by weight of the composite. The compressive strength, stiffness, strain at failure stress, initial Poisson's ratio, and toughness were related to the polymer content and fiber cotnent using simple functional relationships. Performance of a constitutive model in predicting the complete compressive stress-strain relationship of glass-fiber-reinforced polymer concrete was verified, and a consitutitve model was used to predict the toughness parameters of GFRPC.

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  • Accession Number: 00618941
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 29 1992 12:00AM