Accession Number:

AD0725973

Title:

Reinforcement of Cements and Gypsum Plaster by Glass Fibres.

Descriptive Note:

Current papers,

Corporate Author:

BUILDING RESEARCH STATION WATFORD (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

Inorganic building materials such as cement and plaster posses adequate compressive strength but their inherent weakness in tension and against impact seldom permits effective utilisation of their high compressive strength in structural applications. Commercially available glass fibers eg E-fibers can successfully reinforce gypsum plaster and that composites made by using a suitable fabrication technique possess sufficient strength and durability to be considered for load-bearing applications. Regarding the reinforcement of cements and concrete, E-glass fibers are very seriously damaged by Portland cements but certain glass fibers having compositions in the Na2O-SiO2-ZrO2 system may possess adequate alkali resistance to be suitable for reinforcing such cements. The present paper describes results in this area. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE