High Performance Fiber Reinforced Cement-Based Composites

by B. Mobasher, Research Cent, United States,
C. Ouyang, Research Cent, United States,
S. P. Shah, Research Cent, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Serviceability and Durability of Construction Materials


Fracture of cement-based composites reinforced by the relative high fiber volume is studied. Crack propagation and damage distribution were examined by laser holographic interferometry. Based on fracture mechanism observed during experimental studies, a R-curve approach has been proposed to predict toughening of matrices due to fiber reinforcement. The theoretical predictions show a good agreement with the experimental results.

Subject Headings: Fiber reinforced composites | Fabrics | Cement | Composite materials | Material tests | Material mechanics | Matrix (mathematics) | Agreements and treaties

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