Freeze/thaw durability in concrete with fiber additions

Richardson, Alan (2003) Freeze/thaw durability in concrete with fiber additions. Structural Survey, 21 (5). pp. 156-163. ISSN 0263-080X

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From recent laboratory research monofilament and fibrillated polypropylene fibres were used in structural concrete and have been tested against 150 freeze/thaw cycles. The findings show monofilament fibres to play a significant role in protecting the concrete matrix against the forces encountered. External cube integrity was shown to be a poor indicator of structural condition. A significant aspect of the work is the range of tests applied to the freeze/thaw concrete cubes against the control sample. Strong evidence of condition was obtained from ultrasonic, compressive strength and weight loss. Surface scaling was not a satisfactory indication of the structural condition of the concrete.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: An established peer-reviewed journal. The article is a preliminary study for a full scale 2 year investigation. It proves to industry the effect of fibres in concrete and was described by the Concrete Society as ‘arguably one of the most intensive studies of its kind’.
Subjects: K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2008 14:56
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 11:35

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