Properties of Cracking Resistance of Cemfiber Reinforced Concrete
Polypropylene fiber is a new measure to prevent plastic cracks of concrete. Effects of the parameters, such as dosage and types of fibers, on the plastic cracks were studied systematically. The properties of cracking resistance of mortar, ordinary concrete and high performance concrete were investigated by using samples of two types in shape. The results show that: (1) polypropylene fibers may increase the cracking resistance of concrete further; (2) as smaller quantity of cement and higher quantity of aggregate as possible should be used to prevent concrete form cracking; (3) the main reason why polypropylene fibers increase cracking resistance of concrete is that they increase strain capacity of concrete at early age, decrease shrinkage strain, improve plastic tensile strength and decrease tensile stress of the capillary.
Wei Pan, Jianghong Gong, Chang-Chun Ge and Jing-Feng Li
F. Xing et al., "Properties of Cracking Resistance of Cemfiber Reinforced Concrete", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 280-283, pp. 1765-1770, 2005