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Research Article

Effect of polypropylene fiber addition on thermal and mechanical properties of concrete

Hakan Sarıkaya*,1, Gülşah Susurluk2

1Civil Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Uşak University, Uşak, Turkey
2Textile Technology Department, Associate’s Degree Vocational School, Beykent University, Istanbul, Turkey

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Abstract



Fiber concrete;

Polypropylene fiber; 

Mechanical strengths

The concrete is a brittle material which has low tensile strength and tensile strain capacity. These weak points of concrete can be fixed by using fibers made of different materials with high technical specifications in concrete. In this study, it is aimed to investigate the physical and mechanical properties of concretes obtained by using polypropylene fibers at different ratios by keeping amount of cement constant in the concrete mixtures. 100x100x100 mm cube specimens for compressive strength, 100x100x500 mm beam specimens for tensile strength in bending tests were produced. Also, 100x100x100 mm cube specimens for thermal conductivity tests were produced and these samples were tested by cutting to 80x40x10 mm. It was observed that as the rates of fibers were increased, ultrasonic velocity, water absorption and flexural strength were increased but slump, thermal conductivity coefficient and compressive strength were decreased.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17515/resm2018.72ma1109                          Full Text

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31/12/2020 Most Cited Award: 

According to the Editorial Board evaluation, the paper authored by Nelson Batista, Rui Melicio, Victor Mendes entitled as “Darrieus vertical axis wind turbines: methodology to study the self-start capabilities considering symmetric and asymmetric airfoils" is awarded the 2020 Most Cited Paper Award of Research on Engineering Structures and Materials (RESM).


31/12/2020 Best Paper Award:

According to the Advisory Board decision, the paper authored by Marcelo Mesquita do Amaral, Matheus Wanglon Ferreira and Mauro de Vasconcellos Real entitled as “A simplified method for analysis of reinforced concrete beams exposed to fire situation” is awarded the 2020 Best Paper Award of Research on Engineering Structures and Materials (RESM).


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