Durability of Fabric Reinforced Cementitious Matrix (FRCM) composites

Diana Arboleda, Saman Babaeidarabad, Carol DiLaurenzio Hays, Antonio Nanni

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Abstract

Fabric Reinforced Cementitious Matrix (FRCM) composites have been developed as an alternative material for structural retrofit and rehabilitation applications. An important aspect of new materials being considered for commercial use is their ability to withstand the environment in which they are applied. The objective of this investigation was to study the durability characteristics of two FRCM composite systems, one with a carbon fiber fabric and one with polyparaphenylene benzobisoxazole (PBO) fiber fabric. Environmental stresses such as frost and chemical attack were addressed with exposure environments of freeze/thaw cycles, high temperature water vapor, immersion in seawater, in diesel fuel, and in an alkaline mixture of calcium hydroxide, sodium hydroxide, and potassium hydroxide. The residual tensile strength and bond strength were determined after exposure indicating no significant loss of strength under these conditions. Visual examination of the specimens at 5x magnification is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering, CICE 2014
EditorsRaafat El-Hacha
PublisherInternational Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC)
ISBN (Electronic)9781771363082
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event7th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering, CICE 2014 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: Aug 20 2014Aug 22 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 7th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering, CICE 2014

Other

Other7th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering, CICE 2014
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period8/20/148/22/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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    Arboleda, D., Babaeidarabad, S., DiLaurenzio Hays, C., & Nanni, A. (2014). Durability of Fabric Reinforced Cementitious Matrix (FRCM) composites. In R. El-Hacha (Ed.), Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering, CICE 2014 (Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering, CICE 2014). International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC).