Mechanical Properties of Concrete Reinforced with AR-Glass Fibers

Tejal Desai, Rimpal Shah, Alva Peled, Barzin Mobasher

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Mechanical properties of concrete mixtures with AR glass fibers are studied. Two types of concrete mixtures representing a lean mixture and an HPC (High Performance Concrete) mixture are used. Two types of AR Glass fibers High dispersion (HD) and High Performance (HP) with different sizing formulations to help with distribution, bonding and durability were considered. High dispersion (HD) AR Glass fibers of several different lengths were used to evaluate the effect of fibers which disperse thoroughly throughout the mixture. These were compared with High Performance (HP) type AR Glass fibers which maintain the bundle characteristics throughout the mixing and casting and are designed to help with long term strength and ductility. A formulation based on the R-Curves is presented to measure the contribution of the fibers to the overall toughening mechanism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBrittle Matrix Composites 7
PublisherElsevier Ltd.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781855737693
StatePublished - Oct 2003


  • Alkali resistant fibers
  • Cement composites
  • Fiber reinforced concrete
  • Glass fibers
  • Mechanical testing
  • Strength
  • Toughening
  • Toughness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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