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Title: Improvement of mechanical properties in polypropylene- and glass-fibre-reinforced peach shell lightweight concrete
Authors: Wu, F 
Liu, CW 
Diao, ZF
Feng, B
Sun, W
Li, XL
Zhao, S
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Source: Advances in materials science and engineering, 2018, 6250941, p. 1-11 How to cite?
Journal: Advances in materials science and engineering 
Abstract: The use of the polypropylene fibre and glass fibre with different volume fractions to improve the mechanical properties of peach shell lightweight concrete was investigated in this study. The volume fractions of 0.25%, 0.50%, and 0.75% were used for each fibre. The results showed that, as the polypropylene fibre and glass fibre were added into peach shell concrete, the density was reduced by up to 6.1% and the compressive strength, splitting tensile strength, and flexural strength were increased by 19.1%, 54.3%, and 38.6%, respectively. The highest compressive strength, splitting tensile strength, and flexural strength of 29.3 MPa, 2.87 MPa, and 3.09 MPa, respectively, were produced by peach shell concrete with 0.75% glass fibre. The results indicated that the incorporation of fibres significantly enhanced the postfailure toughness of peach shell concrete. It was found that the glass fibre was more effective than the polypropylene fibre in improving the mechanical properties of peach shell concrete. Although the incorporation of fibres slightly increased the water absorption and porosity, the type and content of fibres had no significant effect on water absorption and porosity. Therefore, the mechanical properties of peach shell lightweight concrete can be improved by adding polypropylene fibres and glass fibres.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/79778
ISSN: 1687-8434
EISSN: 1687-8442
DOI: 10.1155/2018/6250941
Rights: Copyright © 2018 Fan Wu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
The following publication Wu, F., Liu, C. W., Diao, Z. F., Feng, B., Sun, W., Li, X. L., & Zhao, S. (2018). Improvement of mechanical properties in polypropylene- and glass-fibre-reinforced peach shell lightweight concrete. Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, 6250941, 1-11 is available at https://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/6250941
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