The paper aims to provide a comprehensive study on the compositional optimization of high-conductive multifunctional fiber-reinforced cement mortars (FRCMs). Therefore, the effects of three different fiber types: virgin carbon fibers (VCFs), recycled carbon fibers (RCFs), and brass-plated steel fibers (BSFs), added at a broad range of concentrations, as 0.05%, 0.1%, 0.2%, 0.4%, 0.8%, 1.2%, and 1.6% by volume, on the mechanical, electrical and durability properties of FRCMs have been compared. The results showed that RCFs increase the flexural and tensile splitting strength up to 100%, whereas BSFs improve the compressive strength by 38%. Moreover, the fibers decrease both the capillary water absorption and the drying shrinkage by 39%. Electrical conductivity tests show that RCFs decrease the electrical resistivity of mortars up to one order of magnitude, in addition to a percolation threshold between 0.1 and 0.2 vol%.

Commercial and recycled carbon/steel fibers for fiber-reinforced cement mortars with high electrical conductivity / Belli, Alberto; Mobili, Alessandra; Bellezze, Tiziano; Tittarelli, Francesca. - In: CEMENT & CONCRETE COMPOSITES. - ISSN 0958-9465. - STAMPA. - 109:(2020). [10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2020.103569]

Commercial and recycled carbon/steel fibers for fiber-reinforced cement mortars with high electrical conductivity

Alessandra Mobili;Tiziano Bellezze;Francesca Tittarelli
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2020-01-01

Abstract

The paper aims to provide a comprehensive study on the compositional optimization of high-conductive multifunctional fiber-reinforced cement mortars (FRCMs). Therefore, the effects of three different fiber types: virgin carbon fibers (VCFs), recycled carbon fibers (RCFs), and brass-plated steel fibers (BSFs), added at a broad range of concentrations, as 0.05%, 0.1%, 0.2%, 0.4%, 0.8%, 1.2%, and 1.6% by volume, on the mechanical, electrical and durability properties of FRCMs have been compared. The results showed that RCFs increase the flexural and tensile splitting strength up to 100%, whereas BSFs improve the compressive strength by 38%. Moreover, the fibers decrease both the capillary water absorption and the drying shrinkage by 39%. Electrical conductivity tests show that RCFs decrease the electrical resistivity of mortars up to one order of magnitude, in addition to a percolation threshold between 0.1 and 0.2 vol%.
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