Characteristics of PVA fiber-reinforced mortars

Brian N. Skourup, Ece Erdogmus

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Abstract

Fiber-reinforced cementitious systems for concrete structures are increasing in popularity. However, fiber-reinforced mortar mixtures for masonry applications have not been extensively studied. In this study, various FRM mixtures using polyvinyl alcohol ∥PVA∥ fibers and FRM-clay unit prisms are tested and resulting mechanical properties are discussed. The FRMs are developed specifically for masonry applications such as the rehabilitation, reconstruction, and strengthening of existing masonry structures; therefore, mixtures with low compressive strength and high ductility are desired. Results show that increased toughness, ductility, and energy absorption can be achieved using FRMs in masonry joints without significantly altering the compressive capacity or aesthetics of the structure. The study provides valuable insight into effective FRM mixture design for masonry applications, suggested empirical formulas for modulus of rupture and modulus elasticity, and directions for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2009 Structures Congress - Don't Mess with Structural Engineers
Subtitle of host publicationExpanding Our Role
Pages1622-1631
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 14 2009
Event2009 Structures Congress - Don't Mess with Structural Engineers: Expanding Our Role - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: Apr 30 2009May 2 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2009 Structures Congress - Don't Mess with Structural Engineers: Expanding Our Role

Other

Other2009 Structures Congress - Don't Mess with Structural Engineers: Expanding Our Role
CountryUnited States
CityAustin, TX
Period4/30/095/2/09

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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Skourup, B. N., & Erdogmus, E. (2009). Characteristics of PVA fiber-reinforced mortars. In Proceedings of the 2009 Structures Congress - Don't Mess with Structural Engineers: Expanding Our Role (pp. 1622-1631). (Proceedings of the 2009 Structures Congress - Don't Mess with Structural Engineers: Expanding Our Role). https://doi.org/10.1061/41031(341)178