Post-cracking performance of recycled polypropylene fibre in concrete

Yin, Shi, Tuladhar, Rabin, Collister, Tony, Combe, Mark, Sivakugan, Nagaratnam, and Deng, Zongcai (2015) Post-cracking performance of recycled polypropylene fibre in concrete. Construction and Building Materials, 101 (Part 1). pp. 1069-1077.

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Abstract

Macro recycled plastic fibre offers significant environmental benefits over virgin plastic fibre and steel reinforcement. However, as there is limited research on performance of recycled plastic fibre in concrete, it has not yet been widely adopted by the construction industries. In this research, post-cracking performance of different kinds of recycled polypropylene fibres from industrial waste was studied and compared with that of virgin polypropylene fibre in concrete. The diamond-indent recycled fibres showed a good balance of tensile strength, Young's modulus and concrete bonding, thus producing brilliant post-cracking performance. This research proved the feasibility of using recycled fibres as reinforcement in concrete footpaths.

Item ID: 43714
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: recycled polypropylene fibre; fibre reinforced concrete; mechanical properties; post-cracking performance
ISSN: 0950-0618
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2016 22:37
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials @ 40%
09 ENGINEERING > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091209 Polymers and Plastics @ 30%
09 ENGINEERING > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering @ 30%
SEO Codes: 87 CONSTRUCTION > 8703 Construction Materials Performance and Processes > 870301 Cement and Concrete Materials @ 40%
87 CONSTRUCTION > 8702 Construction Design > 870201 Civil Construction Design @ 20%
87 CONSTRUCTION > 8703 Construction Materials Performance and Processes > 870303 Polymeric Materials (e.g. Paints) @ 40%
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