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Flexural response of hybrid carbon fiber thin cement composites

Hossain, Md. Zakaria and Abdul Awal, A. S. M. (2011) Flexural response of hybrid carbon fiber thin cement composites. Construction and Building Materials, 25. pp. 670-677. ISSN 09500618

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It is evident that the carbon-fiber-reinforced cementitious composites are being used in the structural and construction works owing to the synergetic action from two components viz. fiber and mortar matrix. Incorporation of a very nominal percentage of carbon fibers into a mortar mixture produces a strong and durable composite that leads the product of smart material properties. Flexural behavior of cement-based matrices carrying carbon fibers reinforcement of different percentage and size is studied in this paper. Influence of fiber content and length of the fiber is quantified using load–deflection curves. Specimens containing fiber of 0.0, 0.5, 1.0 and 1.5% with 3 mm (0.12 in.), 6 mm (0.36 in.), and their combination are prepared and tested. It is demonstrated that combination of 3 mm (0.12 in.) and 6 mm (0.36 in.) fibers enhances the bearing capacity to crack- and ultimate-stresses as well as the Young’s modulus of the fiber reinforced cement composites. The paper emphasizes the desired performances after the initiation of cracks and discusses the pre- and post-cracking load–deflection characteristics of the composites.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Carbon fiber; cement composites; flexural behavior; crack-stress; ultimate-stress; Young’s modulus;
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401-492 Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2017 10:32
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2017 10:32
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/9510
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