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Bond behavior of PP fiber-reinforced cinder concrete after fire exposure

Cai, B., Wu, A. & Fu, F. ORCID: 0000-0002-9176-8159 (2020). Bond behavior of PP fiber-reinforced cinder concrete after fire exposure. Computers and Concrete, An International Journal, 26(2), pp. 115-125. doi: 10.12989/cac.2020.26.2.115


To reduce the damage of concrete in fire, a new type of lightweight cinder aggregate concrete was developed due to the excellent fire resistance of cinder. To further enhance its fire resistance, Polypropylene (PP) Fibers which can enhance the fire resistance of concrete were also used in this type of concrete. However, the bond behavior of this new type of concrete after fire exposure is still unknown. To investigate its bond behavior, 185 specimens were heated up to 22, 200, 400, 600 or 800 ºC for 2 h duration respectively, which is followed by subsequent compressive and tensile tests at room temperature. The concrete-rebar bond strength of C30 PP fiber-reinforced cinder concrete was subsequently investigated through pull-out tests after fire exposure. The microstructures of the PP fiber-reinforced cinder concrete and the status of the PP fibre at different temperature were inspected using an advanced scanning electron microscopy, aiming to understand the mechanism of the bonding deterioration under high temperature. The effects of rebar diameter and bond length on the bond strength of PP fiber-reinforced cinder concrete were investigated based on the test results. The bond-slip relation of PP fiber-reinforced cinder concrete after exposure at different temperature was derived based on the test results.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the accepted version of an article published in Computers and Concrete, An International Journal by Techno-Press.
Subjects: T Technology
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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