Freeze/thaw durability in concrete with fiber additions

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Abstract

From recent laboratory research monofilament and fibrillated polypropylene fibres were used in structural concrete and have been tested against 150 freeze/thaw cycles. The findings show monofilament fibres to play a significant role in protecting the concrete matrix against the forces encountered. External cube integrity was shown to be a poor indicator of structural condition. A significant aspect of the work is the range of tests applied to the freeze/thaw concrete cubes against the control sample. Strong evidence of condition was obtained from ultrasonic, compressive strength and weight loss. Surface scaling was not a satisfactory indication of the structural condition of the concrete.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)156-163
JournalStructural Survey
Volume21
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2003

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