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Title: Development of Aramid Fiber Reinforced Cement Composites
Author(s): Parviz Soroushian, Ziad Bayasi, and Ataullah Khan
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 79-98
Keywords: aramid; cements; fibers; impact strength; reinforcing materials; mixing; strength; tests; workability; Materials Research
Abstract:A cementitious matrix capable of dispersing fibers using conventional mixing techniques was developed. The effects of reinforcing this matrix with different volume fractions (0 to 2 percent) of aramid fibers ranging in length from 1/8 to 1/2 in. (3 to 12.7 mm) on the composite material performance in the fresh and hardened states were assessed experimentally. The effects of matrix mix proportions on the fibrous material properties were also investigated. The test data generated in this study indicated that improvements in strength and toughness characteristics of cementitious materials can be achieved through aramid fiber reinforcement, with no need to use specialized manufacturing techniques.
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