Effect of synthetic fibers on volume stability and cracking of portland cement concrete and mortar

Isabel Padron, Ronald F. Zollo

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Abstract

Fibrous concrete (FRC) made with synthetic fibers has been shown to be a cost-effective treatment for improving certain strength, toughness, and crack-resistance properties of otherwise brittle portland cement concrete (PCC). Three types of synthetic fiber are used in this study to demonstrate a test procedure for quantifying the effect of the fiber addition on both shrinkage and crack control, and are compared to nonfibrous control samples. The benefits resulting from the use of synthetic fibers are shown.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-332
Number of pages6
JournalACI Materials Journal
Volume87
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 1990

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Synthetic fibers
Portland cement
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Effect of synthetic fibers on volume stability and cracking of portland cement concrete and mortar. / Padron, Isabel; Zollo, Ronald F.

In: ACI Materials Journal, Vol. 87, No. 4, 01.07.1990, p. 327-332.

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