Experimental Study of the Mechanical Properties of Hybrid Fiber Reinforced Concrete
Different kinds of fiber are used to reinforce the concrete to improve the concrete mechanical properties. The high modulus and high flexibility fibers are often used to reinforce in the cement base, which leads to the higher performance compound cement based materials. In the paper, the carbon fiber and glass fiber material are used as flexibility reinforced materials. The polypropylene fiber and the polyethylene fiber are used as strength reinforced materials. The combinations of the flexibility reinforced fiber and strength reinforced fiber are chosen as C-P HF (Carbon and Polypropylene Hybrid Fiber) and G-Pe HF (Glass and Polyethylene Hybrid Fiber). The concrete mixture ratio and the fiber-reinforced amount are determined to the author’s previous study. The relationship between compressive strength, flexural strength and length/diameter aspect ratio of fiber for the carbon and polypropylene hybrid fiber reinforced concrete (C-P HFRC), and for the glass and polyethylene hybrid fiber reinforced concrete (G--Pe HFRC) was tested and discussed. The testing results show that length/diameter aspect ratio of fiber obviously affects the flexural strength of C-P HFRC and G-Pe HFRC, though the compressive strength is slightly affected by the length-diameter aspect ratio.
Zhong Wei Gu, Yafang Han, Fu Sheng Pan, Xitao Wang, Duan Weng and Shaoxiong Zhou
Y. Hua and T. Q. Zhou, "Experimental Study of the Mechanical Properties of Hybrid Fiber Reinforced Concrete ", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 610-613, pp. 69-75, 2009