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Title: Thin Sheet Glass and Synthetic Fabric Reinforced Concrete 60-120 lb pcf Density
Author(s): Morris Schupack
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 421-436
Keywords: cellular concretes; concretes; density (mass/volume); fabric; fibers; glass fibers; mortars (material); reinforced concrete; reinforcing materials; synthetic fibers; Materials Research
Abstract:The background to the development of two types of thin, fabric-reinforced, portland cement concrete sheets is described and range of properties given. Both normal weight and lightweight mortars (including cellular mortars) were used as a matrix. Glass or synthetic fiber continuous reinforcement in the form of fabric scrims and/or nonwoven three-dimensional fabric were used. The materials developed are potential substitutes for plywood, cement asbestos, and other types of sheet material that require the properties of weather resistance, incombustibility, nonbiodegradability, and economy. The test results also suggest that the matrix and reinforcement concepts developed will lead to applications in other reinforced concrete uses. The thin sheet materials lend themselves to easy manufacture in a comparatively simple plant.
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