Compressive behaviour at High Temperatures of Fibre Reinforced Concretes

S. O. Santos, J. P. C. Rodrigues, R. Toledo, R. V. Velasco

Abstract


This paper summarizes the research that is being carried out at the Universities of Coimbra and Rio de Janeiro, on fibre reinforced concretes at high temperatures. Several high strength concrete compositions reinforced with fibres (polypropylene, steel and glass fibres) were developed. The results of compressive tests at high temperatures (300 °C, 500 °C and 600 °C) and after heating and cooling down of the concrete are presented in the paper. In both research studies, the results indicated that polypropylene fibers prevent concrete spalling. 

Keywords


Concrete; high temperatures; compressive strength; spalling; polypropylene fibres; steel fibres; glass fibres

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ISSN 1210-2709 (Print)
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