Extrusion processing of fiber-reinforced cement-matrix composites

Surendra P Shah*, Yixin Shao

*Corresponding author for this work

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The extrusion technology has been developed to fabricate fiber reinforced, cement-based composite products. Extruded fiber-cement products are made with portland cement and short microfibers (e.g. carbon, PVA, polypropylene, steel and cellulose). Sample extruded materials have a tensile strength of 7 MPa and exhibit strain hardening behavior with a strain of 0.8% and more. Such properties are comparable to wood and make these composites potential candidates for many applications. The process is not restricted to flat shapes; various structural shapes, such as pressure pipes, hollow-core slabs can be fabricated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProcessing, Design, and Performance of Composite Materials
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994
EventProceedings of the 1994 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Nov 6 1994Nov 11 1994


OtherProceedings of the 1994 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
CityChicago, IL, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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