Extruded fiber-reinforced composites

Yixin Shao*, Shashidhara Marikunte, Surendra P. Shah

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The extrusion technology has been developed to fabricate discontinuous, fiber-reinforced-cement matrix composite products. Extruded fiber cement products were made with portland cement and carbon, PVA, polypropylene, microsteel, or cellulose microfibers. Sample extruded materials have a tensile strength of 1000 psi and exhibit strain hardening behavior with a strain of about 0.8 or more. Such properties are comparable to wood and make these composites potential candidates for many applications. Moreover, the process is not only restricted to flat shapes, but also for various structural shapes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages5
Specialist publicationConcrete International
StatePublished - Apr 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction


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