Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 29, Issue 16, pp 4191–4199

Properties of fibre reinforced concrete using recycled fibres from carpet industrial waste

Authors

  • Youjiang Wang
    • School of Textile & Fiber EngineeringGeorgia Institute of Technology
  • Abdul-Hamid Zureick
    • School of Civil EngineeringGeorgia Institute of Technology
  • Baik-Soon Cho
    • School of Civil EngineeringGeorgia Institute of Technology
  • D. E. Scott
    • School of Civil EngineeringGeorgia Institute of Technology
Papers

DOI: 10.1007/BF00414198

Cite this article as:
Wang, Y., Zureick, A., Cho, B. et al. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE (1994) 29: 4191. doi:10.1007/BF00414198

Abstract

A study was carried out to evaluate the use of recycled fibres from carpet industrial waste for reinforcement of concrete at 1 and 2 vol% fractions. Compressive, flexural, splitting tensile and shrinkage tests were performed. Significant increases in shatter resistance, energy absorption and ductility were observed. This paper reports on the experimental programme and compares the effectiveness of such recycled fibres with that of virgin polypropylene fibres specially made for fibre reinforced concrete (FRC). The paper also discusses the benefits of using such FRC for construction applications and possible ways to further enhance the performance of such FRC.

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