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Behaviour Of Cement Composites With Ceramic Fibres Exposed To Higher Temperatures

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HPSM160061

Volume

166

Pages

9

Page Range

63 - 71

Published

2017

Size

365 kb

Author(s)

M. Čáchová, D. Koňáková, E. Vejmelkokvá, J. Koťátková, R. Černý

Abstract

This study is aimed at the evaluation of the behaviour of Portland cement based composites reinforced by ceramic fibres when exposed to higher temperatures. The main emphasis is given on the determination of influence of ceramic fibres, which are added in order to improve the post-heating maintenance of mechanical properties of studied composites. Ceramic fibres are, thanks to its origin, predestined to have good resistance to fire and high temperatures. Their influence is investigated through the way of experimental measurement performed on three mixtures varying in the amount of used fibres. Also reference composites without reinforcement are tested. Two sets of each material are made and exposed to different temperature conditions. Loading temperatures are set as 105°C and 400°C and studied properties are basic physical properties, mechanical parameters, liquid transport properties and diffusion characteristics. Results generally prove the beneficial effects of ceramic fibres on the mechanical properties and on the overall behaviour of the composites for both prior and post heating state.

Keywords

concrete, ceramic fibres, basic physical properties, mechanical parameters, hydric transport characteristics