Basic Properties of Masonry Polypropylene Fiber Cement Mortar
Experiments were carried out to investigate such basic properties as workability and strength of masonry cement mortar affected by mass content of polypropylene fiber. The results show that proper mass content of polypropylene fiber is helpful for effectively adjusting consistency and layering to bring better workability of fresh mortar, the relative higher bending strength of mortar can be got by admixing reasonable mass content of polypropylene fiber while slight improved compressive strength reaches. The relationships of water to cement ratio and mass content of polypropylene fiber in affecting these basic properties of masonry mortar are analyzed, which can be as reference for selecting optimum water to binder ratio and mass content of polypropylene fiber in practices.
Jinglong Bu, Pengcheng Wang, Liqun Ai, Xiaoming Sang, Yungang Li
N. Liang et al., "Basic Properties of Masonry Polypropylene Fiber Cement Mortar", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 287-290, pp. 986-989, 2011