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Contribution of polypropylene fibre in improving strength of foamed concrete

Hadipramana, Josef and Abdul Samad, Abdul Aziz and Ahmad Zaidi , Ahmad Mujahid and Mohammad, Noridah and Ali, Noorwirdawati (2012) Contribution of polypropylene fibre in improving strength of foamed concrete. In: International Conference on Advanced Material Engineering & Technology (ICAMET 2012) , 28-30 November 2012, Penang, Malaysia.

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Foamed concrete as favorable substitution conventional concrete can be used in wide range of constructions. Usage the Polypropylene Fibre (denoted as PF) in this investigation examined contribution of PF on strength of foamed concrete. Mechanical test were performed to measure effect of PF on improving compressive and splitting tensile strength. Results indicate that PF significantly improving compressive and splitting tensile strength. Behavior of PF where drawn into foamed concrete similarly with normal concrete. The fibrillation and interfacial bonding between PF and matrix has been occurred and reduced the micro crack of matrix and prevented propagation crack growth. However influence of porous of foamed concrete is considered. Process of curing continuation 60 and 90 days indicate that interfacial adhesion is wider when cement hydration process is running. Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) exhibits condition microstructure of foamed concrete added by PF alter the microstructure, especially interfacial bonding between PF and matrix.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: foamed concrete; polypropylene; fiber; compressive strength; splitting tensile strength
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP1080-1185 Polymers and polymer manufacture
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Engineering Mechanics
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2013 04:13
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 08:11
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/3484
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