The Effect of Fiber Reinforcements on the Rheological Properties of Concrete Mixes

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Title: The Effect of Fiber Reinforcements on the Rheological Properties of Concrete Mixes

Author(s): A.G.B. Ritchie and T.A. Rahman

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 44

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 29-44

Keywords: bleeding (concrete); cohesion; concretes; fiber reinforced concretes; flexural strength; fresh concretes; metal fibers; mix proportioning; plain concrete; polypropylene fibers; research; rheological properties; segregation; stiffness; water-cement ratio

Date: 1/1/1974

Abstract:
This research project, which forms part of a continuing line of rheological activity, investigated the effect of introducing various percentages of chopped fibres into a range of concrete mixes. A comparison was made between unreinforced mixes, chopped wire mixes and mixes containing polypropylene fibres.