Performance of fibre concrete with regard to temperature

Richardson, Alan and Ovington, Rhys (2016) Performance of fibre concrete with regard to temperature. Concrete, 50 (09). pp. 37-39.

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This paper has investigated the effect that temperature variation has on the properties of concrete with steel and synthetic fibre additions. The range of performance characteristics were determined at room temperature (20°C) and ±40°C of room temperature. Standard test methods were carried out in order to determine the flexural strength, bond strength and toughness of fibre reinforced concrete at varying temperatures.

In many countries across the world, large fluctuations in temperature may be encountered. In countries such as Russia, Greenland and Canada, the temperature varies massively over the four seasons. It is therefore crucial to effectively predict the thermal behaviour of building materials in order to properly design structures which are capable of withstanding such extreme conditions. The temperature parameters used in the research represent the effect of real world temperatures, such as those recorded in the Middle-East and Canada (DeRosa, 2012).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: F200 Materials Science
H200 Civil Engineering
J400 Polymers and Textiles
K100 Architecture
K200 Building
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
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Depositing User: Dr Alan Richardson
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2016 17:08
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 20:44

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