Effect of Polypropylene Fiber on Strength and Flexural Properties of Concrete Containing Silica Fume
A designed experimental study has been conducted to investigate the effect of polypropylene fiber on the compressive strength and flexural properties of concrete containing silica fume, a large number of experiments have been carried out in this study. The flexural properties include flexural strength and flexural modulus of elasticity. On the basis of the experimental results of the specimens of six sets of mix proportions, the mechanism of action of polypropylene fiber on compressive strength, flexural strength and flexural modulus of elasticity has been analyzed in details. The results indicate that there is a tendency of increase in the compressive strength and flexural strength, and the flexural modulus of elasticity of concrete containing silica fume decrease gradually with the increase of fiber volume fraction.
H. W. Wang, "Effect of Polypropylene Fiber on Strength and Flexural Properties of Concrete Containing Silica Fume", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 346, pp. 30-33, 2012