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AN INVESTIGATION ON USABILITY OF BASALT FIBRE IN CEMENT-BASED COMPOSITES



Author(s): ůükrü Özkan, Emre Sancak, Fuat Demir
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: proceedings of the International RILEM Conference on Materials, Systems and Structures in Civil Engineering Conference segment on Service Life of Cement-Based Materials and Structures
Editor(s): Miguel Azenha, Ivan Gabrijel, Dirk Schlicke, Terje Kanstad and Ole Mejlhede Jensen
ISBN:978-2-35158-171-4
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-173-5
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2016
Pages: 443-451
Total Pages: 9
Language : English


Abstract: In this work, instead of polivinyl (alcohol) (PVA) fibers, 9 different ECC samples were
prepared by using basalt fibers in the range of 2% -6% by weight. Furthermore, ECC
reference samples for comparison (M45) were manufactured. In the scope of this study, it was
aimed to define the mechanical properties of the samples by performing flexural and
compressive strength tests. According to mechanical testing results, it was observed that by
increasing the amount of basalt fibers addition to a certain level while keeping the amount of
other minerals and additives constant, the bending rigidity and compression strength capacity
can be enhanced. It was also recorded that ECC materials containing a varying ratios of basalt
fibers, 4%, 4.5%, 5%, 5.5%, and 6%, displayed much better compression strength values than
PVA included ECC materials. A cost effective, promising green and sustainable construction
material was achieved by the introduction of basalt fibers into composite mixtures.


Online publication : 2016
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros) : 0.00


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