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48. The impact of the addition of polypropylene fibres on the mechanical properties of high performance concretes exposed to high temperatures



Title: 48. The impact of the addition of polypropylene fibres on the mechanical properties of high performance concretes exposed to high temperatures
Author(s): I. Hager, P. Pimienta
Paper category : conference
Book title: 6th International RILEM Symposium on Fibre Reinforced Concretes
Editor(s): M. di Prisco, R. Felicetti and G.A. Plizzari
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-51-9
e-ISBN: 2912143748
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2004
Pages: 575 - 582
Total Pages: 8
Nb references: 8
Language: English


Abstract: The use of polypropylene fibres is recommended by the EUROCODE 2 standard as a technological solution reducing the risk of explosive spalling of high performance concretes (HPC) that are exposed to high temperatures. This paper presents the results of research concerning the impact of polypropylene fibre addition amounting to 0.1% and 0.2% of concrete volume (0.9 and 1.75 kg/m3) on the changes in compressive strength and the modulus of elasticity as functions of temperature in the range from 20°C to 600°C.


Online publication: 2004-08-30
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00