Advertisement

Bulletin of Materials Science

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 181–194 | Cite as

Determination of glassfibre-reinforced cement durability

  • K Komloš
  • B Babál
  • M Vaniš
  • J Kozánková
Article

Abstract

This paper deals with accelerated and long-term durability tests of glassfibre-reinforced cement composites. AR glassfibres REZAL, ESAP and SVUS 16, developed in Czechoslovakia, and Cem-FIL 1 fibres developed in the United Kingdom were applied. REZAL and ESAP fibres are of a low zirconium dioxide content, SVUS 16 and Cem-FIL 1 fibres are of a high zirconium dioxide content. The accelerated and the long-term ageing process were studied. The modulus of rupture was determined after 28, 90, 180, 360, 720 and 1080 days, and 6 years of ageing. The investigated glassfibre types have shown a high alkali resistance, mostly when dry curing was applied. Within the testing period of six years, glassfibres of low as well as high zirconium dioxide content show similar behaviour in the cement matrix.

Keywords

Cement composites glassfibres alkali resistance ageing process interfacial bond durability 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Hannant D J 1978Fibre cements and fibre concretes (Chichester, UK: Wiley Interscience)Google Scholar
  2. Knězek J 1987Stavivo 65 412Google Scholar
  3. Komloš K, Babál B, Vaniš M and Kozánková J 1989Tiefbau 31 150Google Scholar
  4. Komloš K, Vaniš M, Kozánková J and Babál B 1990Mater. Eng. 1 813Google Scholar
  5. Komloš K, Babál B, Vaniš M and Kozánková J 1991Tiefbau 33 108Google Scholar
  6. Litherland K L 1981Cem. Concr. Res. 11 455CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Majumdar A J and Ryder J F 1968Glass Technol. 9 78Google Scholar
  8. Oakley D R 1981The development of a method of predicting the weathering behaviour of glass reinforced cement composites, Proc. 2nd inter. conference on durability of building materials and components (Gaithersburg: National Bureau of Standards) p. 225Google Scholar
  9. Proctor B A 1982Composites 13 173CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. Proctor B A 1990Cem. Concr. Compos. 12 53CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Indian Academy of Sciences 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • K Komloš
    • 1
  • B Babál
    • 1
  • M Vaniš
    • 1
    • 2
  • J Kozánková
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Slovak Academy of SciencesBratislavaSlovak Republic
  2. 2.Slovak Technical UniversityBratislavaSlovak Republic

Personalised recommendations