publication . Other literature type . Article . 2016

Mechanical properties of concrete reinforced with recycled HDPE plastic fibres

Panos Papastergiou; Reyes Garcia; Ninoslav Pešić; Stana Živanović;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2016
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: United Kingdom
This work investigates potential engineering benefits of the pioneering application of simply extruded recycled high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic fibres in structural concrete. Mechanical and serviceability properties of concrete are studied through the testing of seven series of specimens: one made of the plain concrete and, for each of the two fibre diameters View the MathML source and View the MathML source, three series with 0.40%, 0.75% and 1.25% volume fraction of fibres. While the compressive strength and the elastic modulus of concrete were unaffected, the tensile strength and flexural (rupture) modulus were marginally increased, between 3% and 14...
free text keywords: TA, General Materials Science, Civil and Structural Engineering, Building and Construction, Ductility, Shrinkage, High-density polyethylene, Elastic modulus, Ultimate tensile strength, Materials science, Properties of concrete, Composite material, Compressive strength, Flexural strength
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