• MATERIALS

    MECHANICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF RECYCLED POLYPROPYLENE AND COPOLYMER MACRO FIBERS IN CONCRETE

    Machines. Technologies. Materials., Vol. 11 (2017), Issue 3, pg(s) 141-143

    Waste materials have been an increasing problem every year. Disposal of waste materials has presented very serious problems to the human community in the world. Currently, some research has been studied to the recycle of different wastes in concrete. Recent study is focusing on the usage of a unique blend of recycled polypropylene and copolymer macro fibers (RPCMF) designed specifically for concrete mixture. The different weight of RPCMF is mixed in concrete to in order to investigate the effect on mechanical properties. By adding RPCMF obtained a satisfactory improvement on cracking control, compressive strength, flexural strength and also tensile strength, Moreover, compressive, flexural and tensile strength was positively affected by the addition of RPCMF for some mixtures. More percentage of weight fractions added gives high result in tensile strength. However, the workability of the concrete reinforced with RPCMF was negatively affected.