Freeze-Thaw Durability of Lightweight Carbon Fiber Reinforced Cement Composites

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Title: Freeze-Thaw Durability of Lightweight Carbon Fiber Reinforced Cement Composites

Author(s): Prviz Soroushia, Mohamad Nagi, and Austin Okwuegbu

Publication: Materials Journal

Volume: 89

Issue: 5

Appears on pages(s): 491-494

Keywords: carbon; cements; fibers; freeze-thaw durability; lightweight aggregates; mix proportioning; Materials Research

Date: 9/1/1992

Abstract:
Freeze-thaw durability of lightweight carbon fiber reinforced cement composites incorporating different fiber and aggregate volume fractions was assessed experimentally. The increase in fiber and aggregate contents up to certain limits improved the freeze-thaw durability of the composite. Further increase in fiber and aggregate contents, however, had negative effects on durability. Well-propositioned carbon fiber reinforced cement composites were observed to reach desirable levels of freeze-thaw durability without air entrainment.