Flexural Behavior of Synthetic Fiber Reinforced Rapid Set Materialsby A. Samer Ezeldin, Stevens Inst of Technology, United States,
Steven R. Lowe, Stevens Inst of Technology, United States,
Perumalsamy N. Balaguru, Stevens Inst of Technology, United States,
Abstract: This paper presents the results of a laboratory investigation on the contribution of synthetic fibers to the flexural behavior for three typical rapid set materials. Three types of synthetic fibers were incorporated in this investigation with three fiber contents, namely; 0.01%, 0.05%, and 0.1% by volume. The experimental findings indicate that addition of synthetic fibers to rapid set materials results in an increase in the first crack strength and the flexure strength of the composite. They also show that flexural toughness could be increased substantially by using fibers at or above 0.05% volume percent.
Subject Headings: Fibers | Fiber reinforced composites | Synthetic materials | Flexural strength | Material tests
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