Mechanical Properties of Modified Polypropylene Coarse Fiber-Reinforced, High-Strength, Lightweight Concrete
In this study, the effect of micro-expansion high strength grouting material (EGM) and Modified polypropylene coarse fiber (M-PP fiber) on the mechanical properties of lightweight concrete are investigated. The influence of EGM and M-PP fiber on compressive strength , flexural strength and drying shrinkage of concrete are researched, and flexural fracture toughness are calculated. Test results show that the effect of EGM and M-PP fiber volume fraction (Vf) on flexural strength and fracture toughness is extremely prominent, compressive strength is only slightly enhanced, and the rate of shrinkage is obviously decreased. It is observed that the shape of the descending branch of load-deflection and the ascending branch of shrinkage-age tends towards gently with the increase of Vf. And M-PP fiber reinforced lightweight aggregate concrete is more economical.
Hui Li, Yan Feng Liu, Ming Guo, Rui Zhang and Jing Du
R. H. Zhang and J. Li, "Mechanical Properties of Modified Polypropylene Coarse Fiber-Reinforced, High-Strength, Lightweight Concrete", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 374-377, pp. 1499-1506, 2012