Applications and Advantages of Basalt Assembly in Construction Industry
Basalt fiber is a novel high-performance inorganic material, recently has been well received as a reinforcement in China. However, the applications in civil engineering have been rather limited. The chemical compositions, the characteristics of basalt fibers, and the typical products of basalt, including chopped yarn of basalt fiber, basalt fiber geo-textiles and basalt fiber reinforced polymer, were introduced．The advantages of basalt fibers as a reinforcement of concrete were explored in comparison with the commonly used reinforcing fibers, which indicates that basalt fiber is the most promising reinforcement material for concrete and will significantly benefit civil construction industries in the future.
Xiaoming Qian and Huawu Liu
W. W. Hu et al., "Applications and Advantages of Basalt Assembly in Construction Industry", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 332-334, pp. 1937-1940, 2011