Carbon-fibre rod reinforced concrete: comparison to steel fibre mixes

Dunlop, Christopher P. (2016) Carbon-fibre rod reinforced concrete: comparison to steel fibre mixes. MEng dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    The report discussed the properties of a new composite mix, in using Carbon-fibre Reinforced Plastic Rod in varying volume percentages, replacing the conventional steel fibre equivalent Ultra-High Performance Fibre Reinforced Concrete, and using a comparative mix stated from the report by R. Yu, P. Spiesz, H.J.H. Brouwers.
    Discussion regarding the current applications of all constituent parts was conveyed in order to have an understanding of the mechanical, physical and economical elements associated with each, to convey the advantages and disadvantages at present and future use.
    The procedures done where to current British Standards linked with manufacture of specimens and their following Compression, Tensile and Flexural tests. The composite in use has also been tested in assessing its conformity of published properties suing 3-point bending tests on ten 70
    mm samples.
    As such, results were recorded and showed with changing certain properties of the mix design for UHPC's, adverse effects became prevalent and stifled strength gains to fully compare the mixes to the comparative mix from the external report.
    However, the mixed samples produced did react in the prescribed manner, thus proving a promising result for future tests.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2016 16:49
    Last Modified: 17 Aug 2016 16:49

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