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dc.contributor.authorBernat Masó, Ernest
dc.contributor.authorPuigvert Cobos, Francesc
dc.contributor.authorAbdelmoulac, Hichem
dc.contributor.authorGil Espert, Lluís
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Resistència de Materials i Estructures a l'Enginyeria
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-08T15:08:00Z
dc.date.available2018-10-08T15:08:00Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationBernat, E., Puigvert, F., Abdelmoulac, H., Gil, L. Additioning alfa fibres in cement mortar. "Revista de la construcción", 2018, vol. 17, núm. 1, p. 72-84.
dc.identifier.issn0718-915X
dc.identifier.otherhttps://scielo.conicyt.cl/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0718-915X2018000100072&lng=pt&tlng=en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2117/122014
dc.description.abstractCement mortar is a broadly used construction material. Adding fibres into the fresh mortar is an effective reinforcing technique to overcome the drawbacks related with the little tensile and flexural strength. Using natural fibres (mostly vegetal) is environmental sustainable and competitive. In particular, alfa fibre, which is produced in Mediterranean area, is herein considered. The main objective of this paper is analysing the mechanical performance of strengthening mortars using alfa fibre. Flexural and compressive tests have been performed and the experimental results showed a significant increase of the flexural strength and the toughness factor, whereas the compressive strength was slightly reduced when adding alfa fibres. The methodology used for measuring the toughness factor has been successfully adapted for this research and, thus, it might be applied to other materials. Different fibre dosages and lengths have been tested and the influence of these parameters have been analysed concluding that adding short fibres is the best option because of the better workability and the greater flexural performance.
dc.format.extent13 p.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUniversidad Católica de Chile (UC)
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Spain
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/es/
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria dels materials
dc.subject.lcshStrength of materials
dc.subject.lcshMortar
dc.subject.lcshPlant fibers
dc.subject.otherAlfa fibre
dc.subject.otherMortar
dc.subject.otherStrengthening
dc.subject.otherExperimental testing
dc.subject.otherToughness
dc.titleAdditioning alfa fibres in cement mortar
dc.typeArticle
dc.subject.lemacResistència de materials
dc.subject.lemacMorter (Material de construcció)
dc.subject.lemacFibres vegetals
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. LITEM - Laboratori per a la Innovació Tecnològica d'Estructures i Materials
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. LABSON - Laboratori de Sistemes Oleohidràulics i Pneumàtics
dc.identifier.doi10.7764/RDLC.17.1.72
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://revistadelaconstruccion.uc.cl/index.php/rdlc/article/view/1117
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
drac.iddocument22530796
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
upcommons.citation.authorBernat, E.; Puigvert, F.; Abdelmoulac, H.; Gil, L.
upcommons.citation.publishedtrue
upcommons.citation.publicationNameRevista de la construcción
upcommons.citation.volume17
upcommons.citation.number1
upcommons.citation.startingPage72
upcommons.citation.endingPage84


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