Orthogonal Experimental Study on Properties of Hybrid Fiber Reinforced Cement Mortar
By adopting the method of orthogonal experimental design, the effect of three independent variables, that is steel fiber fraction, polypropylene fiber fraction and silica fume fraction on the compressive strength, flexural strength and shrinkage of cement mortar was studied. The results indicate that steel fiber is one of the most important factors affecting compressive strength and shrinkage, and polypropylene fiber is one of the most important factors affecting flexural strength and shrinkage of cement mortar. By using deviation analysis to analyze the orthogonal experiment results, the optimized mix proportion of hybrid fiber reinforced cement mortar is determined. The hybrid effect of steel fiber and polypropylene fiber on the properties of cement mortar is discussed.
H. Y. Yuan et al., "Orthogonal Experimental Study on Properties of Hybrid Fiber Reinforced Cement Mortar", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 168-170, pp. 456-459, 2011