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PLoS One. 2015 Jun 3;10(6):e0128644. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0128644. eCollection 2015.

Evaluation of fiber reinforced cement using digital image correlation.

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University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Abstract

The effect of short fiber reinforcements on the mechanical properties of cement has been examined using a splitting tensile - digital image correlation (DIC) measurement method. Three short fiber reinforcement materials have been used in this study: fiberglass, nylon, and polypropylene. The method outlined provides a simple experimental setup that can be used to evaluate the ultimate tensile strength of brittle materials as well as measure the full field strain across the surface of the splitting tensile test cylindrical specimen. Since the DIC measurement technique is a contact free measurement this method can be used to assess sample failure.

PMID:
26039590
PMCID:
PMC4454599
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pone.0128644
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