Experimental Study on the Early Shrinkage-cracking Property of the Polypropylene Fibe Concrete
Early shrinkage of concrete includes plastic shrinkage before the final setting, drying shrinkage during hardening process and autogenous shrinkage. Concrete drying shrinkage which is caused by evaporation is a major factor for the concrete volume change. By ring constrained test and free shrinkage CONCEN test, this paper studies the impact of polypropylene fibers on the shrinkage properties of concrete at the early age. The test shows that the polypropylene fibers can significantly reduce the early shrinkage of concrete, the best content of C30 concrete should be 0.9kg/m3.
Zhong Cao, Yinghe He, Lixian Sun and Xueqiang Cao
X. S. Xie "Experimental Study on the Early Shrinkage-cracking Property of the Polypropylene Fibe Concrete", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 236-238, pp. 2259-2263, 2011