Mechanical Properties of Polymer Cement-Fiber-Reinforced Concrete (PC-FRC): Comparison Based on Experimental Studies

Tomasz Piotrowski , Piotr Prochoń , A. Capuana


The paper presents results of the comparative tests on OC and PCC modified with a constant volume of steel, macro-, and micro-polypropylene fibers. The influence of these fibers on FRC and PC-FRC mechanical properties was evaluated by flexural and compressive strength tests, as well as bending strength and breaking load of a concrete pavement slab in accordance with EN 1339. Significant differences in results were observed between FRC and PC-FRC. Increase of flexural strength in PC-FRC beams made with steel and macro-polypropylene fibers in comparison with reference PCC samples has been shown. Breaking load of PC-FRC slabs was close to reference PCC ones. The enhancement of compressive strength on cubic samples of PC-FRC in relation to PCC was also observed. Further research with different polymer additives and fibers with other volume contents is considered.

Acknowledgment The authors would like to express their gratitude to the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia, and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, for providing the necessary funding for this research through the FRGS Grant (FRGS/1/2015/TK01/UKM/02/1) and the ERGS Grant (ERGS/1/2013/TK03/UKM/02/6).
Author Tomasz Piotrowski (FCE / ICE)
Tomasz Piotrowski,,
- The Institute of Civil Engineering
, Piotr Prochoń (FCE / ICE)
Piotr Prochoń,,
- The Institute of Civil Engineering
, A. Capuana
A. Capuana,,
Publication size in sheets11.35
Book Reda Taha Mahmoud M. , Girum Urgessa, Moneeb Genedy (eds.): International Congress on Polymers in Concrete (ICPIC 2018) : Polymers for Resilient and Sustainable Concrete Infrastructure, 2018, Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-78174-7, 699 p., DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-78175-4
Keywords in Englishflexural strength value, PC-FRC, polypropylene fibers, Standard EN 1339
Languageen angielski
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