Antoine E. Naaman*, Surendra P. Shah, James L. Throne

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The main purpose of this project was to explore the feasibility of using newly developed polypropylene (PP) fibers as reinforcement for portland cement concrete and to compare their reinforcing effectiveness with asbestos, glass and steel fibers. Different fabrication procedures and mortar mixes are described. Salient results of an extensive series of tests on flexural beams and pull-out tests to improve bonding properties are reported. Because steel, glass, asbestos and polypropylene have substantially different specific gravities, performance comparison is made not only on the basis of volume fraction of fibers but also weight fraction and related costs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)375-396
Number of pages22
JournalPublication SP - American Concrete Institute
StatePublished - Dec 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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