Research about the Effect of Polypropylene Fiber on Mechanical Properties of Curing Sludge
In order to study the influence of modified polypropylene (PP) fiber on the physical and mechanical properties of curing sludge, the same amount of cement and different content of polypropylene fiber were mixed into the sludge. Unconfined compressive strength tests, water content tests and shear strength tests were carried out on different specimens with different curing time. The results show that the sludge curing effect is markedly improved by the addition of the polypropylene fiber. As to the curing sludge with the same curing time, when the content of the polypropylene fiber increases, the unconfined compressive strength and the cohesive strength greatly increase, and the internal frictional angle decreases.
Guangfan Li, Yong Huang and Chaohe Chen
S. L. Zhan et al., "Research about the Effect of Polypropylene Fiber on Mechanical Properties of Curing Sludge", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 250-253, pp. 788-794, 2011