Publications

Pro039

119. Extrusion of engineered cement-based composite material



Title: 119. Extrusion of engineered cement-based composite material
Author(s): D. de Koker, GPAG van Zijl
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: 1301 - 1310
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 8
Language: English


Abstract: Discontinuous fiber reinforced Engineered Cement-based Composites prepared by extrusion molding introduce advantages in cement product processing. Extrusion is a plastic-forming method whereby several structural shapes can be manufactured. Extrusion molding of cement products entails their formation under high shear and compressive forces. This leads to performance-enhancing densification of the material, while it also has the potential of producing products of superior geometrical tolerance and has a beneficial influence on the fiber orientation. There is evidence that short fibers are aligned by extrusion, leading to significantly improved mechanical properties of the material. Fiber alignment manifests in the main direction of the extrusion mechanism. Consequently, the mechanical properties of the fiber composite are improved in that direction.The aim of this paper is to substantiate the effectiveness of extrusion with respect to fiber orientation and interfacial bonding, hence forth leading to enhanced mechanical properties.


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