Use of macro plastic fibres in concrete: a review

Yin, Shi, Tuladhar, Rabin, Shi, Feng, Combe, Mark, Collister, Tony, and Sivakugan, Nagaratnam (2015) Use of macro plastic fibres in concrete: a review. Construction and Building Materials, 93. pp. 180-188.

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Abstract

Use of macro plastic fibres to reinforce concrete has attracted widespread attention from both scientists and construction industry due to the multiple sustainability benefits they offer, compared to steel fibres and steel reinforcing mesh. This paper critically reviews the current state of knowledge and technology of using macro plastic fibres to reinforce concrete. Detailed review on the various preparation techniques and the resulting properties of macro plastic fibres are presented and the effects of macro plastic fibres on the fresh and hardened concrete properties are discussed in this paper. The effect of macro plastic fibres on workability, plastic shrinkage, compressive strength, splitting tensile strength, flexural strength, post-crack performance and dry shrinkage is discussed in this paper. Pull-out behaviour and degradation behaviour of the fibre in the concrete are also reviewed. Finally, cost and environmental analysis and some applications of the plastic fibre reinforced concrete are discussed.

Item ID: 39533
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0950-0618
Keywords: macro plastic fibre; concrete; fibre production; reinforcement; application
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2015 02:35
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering @ 50%
09 ENGINEERING > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials @ 50%
SEO Codes: 87 CONSTRUCTION > 8703 Construction Materials Performance and Processes > 870301 Cement and Concrete Materials @ 50%
87 CONSTRUCTION > 8703 Construction Materials Performance and Processes > 870303 Polymeric Materials (e.g. Paints) @ 50%
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