Flexural behavior of basalt fibre reinforced ferrocement composite

Chen, S. and Zhuge, Yan and Lu, G. X. and Eising, D. R. (2014) Flexural behavior of basalt fibre reinforced ferrocement composite. In: 23rd Australiasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM 23), 9-12 Dec 2014, Byron Bay, Australia.

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Abstract

Basalt fibre is produced from melted basalt rock. This paper presents the experimental investigation carried out on the flexural characteristics of basalt fibre reinforced ferrocement composite using various kinds of basalt meshes. The results indicate that the use of basalt fibre meshes as reinforcement system in the ferrocement composite contributes significantly to the improvement of bending characteristics of ferrocement composite in terms of first cracking load, ultimate flexural strength, and well-distributed fine cracks.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2015 00:09
Last Modified: 09 May 2017 03:03
Uncontrolled Keywords: ferrocement ,basalt fibre, basalt meshes, flexural behaviour, cracking, four point bending test
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8703 Construction Materials Performance and Processes > 870301 Cement and Concrete Materials
B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8798 Environmentally Sustainable Construction > 879899 Environmentally Sustainable Construction not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/27534

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