We study the alkali resistance and the flexural response of a cement-based mortar reinforced through polyethylene terephthalate (PET) strips obtained through hand cutting of ordinary post-consumer bottles. On considering 1% fiber volume ratio and different strip geometries, we show that the analyzed reinforcing strips owe remarkable alkali resistance and are able to markedly improve the toughness of the base material. Comparisons are established with the outcomes of a recent study on a similar reinforcement technique of a cement-lime mortar.

On the use of R-PET strips for the reinforcement of cement mortars

FRATERNALI, Fernando;FEO, Luciano
2013

Abstract

We study the alkali resistance and the flexural response of a cement-based mortar reinforced through polyethylene terephthalate (PET) strips obtained through hand cutting of ordinary post-consumer bottles. On considering 1% fiber volume ratio and different strip geometries, we show that the analyzed reinforcing strips owe remarkable alkali resistance and are able to markedly improve the toughness of the base material. Comparisons are established with the outcomes of a recent study on a similar reinforcement technique of a cement-lime mortar.
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/11386/3870296
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo

Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 83
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 65
social impact