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Improvement of Mechanical Properties of Mortar Reinforced by Cold Plasma Treated Polypropylene Fibres

KOPKÁNĚ, D. BODNÁROVÁ, L. HELA, R. PETRÁNEK, V. BROŽOVSKÝ, J.

Original Title

Improvement of Mechanical Properties of Mortar Reinforced by Cold Plasma Treated Polypropylene Fibres

English Title

Improvement of Mechanical Properties of Mortar Reinforced by Cold Plasma Treated Polypropylene Fibres

Type

journal article - other

Language

en

Original Abstract

An addition of polypropylene fibres can reduce cracking mainly in early age of concrete. However utilization of full potential of those fibres is limited by low cohesion of the polypropylene with cement matrix. This can be solved by application of Diffuse Coplanar Surface Barrier Discharge which can cause exchange of hydrogen atoms into hydroxyl groups; the outcome is change of contact angle between water and surface of the polypropylene. The method is highly effective since it affects the surface only; the rest of the fibre remains unchanged. The paper presents results of flexural and compressive strength obtained on mortar samples 4*4*16 cm. The data proved increase of cohesion after plasma treatment mainly in early age of 12 hours after mixing.

English abstract

An addition of polypropylene fibres can reduce cracking mainly in early age of concrete. However utilization of full potential of those fibres is limited by low cohesion of the polypropylene with cement matrix. This can be solved by application of Diffuse Coplanar Surface Barrier Discharge which can cause exchange of hydrogen atoms into hydroxyl groups; the outcome is change of contact angle between water and surface of the polypropylene. The method is highly effective since it affects the surface only; the rest of the fibre remains unchanged. The paper presents results of flexural and compressive strength obtained on mortar samples 4*4*16 cm. The data proved increase of cohesion after plasma treatment mainly in early age of 12 hours after mixing.

Keywords

polypropylene fibres, cold plasma, Diffuse Coplanar Surface Barrier Discharge, reinforcement, cracking mitigation

RIV year

2013

Released

01.02.2013

Publisher

American Scientific Publishers

ISBN

1936-6612

Periodical

ADV SCI LETT

Year of study

19

Number

2

State

US

Pages from

429

Pages to

432

Pages count

4

URL

Documents

BibTex


@article{BUT97275,
  author="Daniel {Kopkáně} and Lenka {Bodnárová} and Rudolf {Hela} and Vít {Petránek} and Jiří {Brožovský}",
  title="Improvement of Mechanical Properties of Mortar Reinforced by Cold Plasma Treated Polypropylene Fibres",
  annote="An addition of polypropylene fibres can reduce cracking mainly in early age of concrete. However utilization of full potential of those fibres is limited by low cohesion of the polypropylene with cement matrix. This can be solved by application of Diffuse Coplanar Surface Barrier Discharge which can cause exchange of hydrogen atoms into hydroxyl groups; the outcome is change of contact angle between water and surface of the polypropylene. The method is highly effective since it affects the surface only; the rest of the fibre remains unchanged. The paper presents results of flexural and compressive strength obtained on mortar samples 4*4*16 cm. The data proved increase of cohesion after plasma treatment mainly in early age of 12 hours after mixing.",
  address="American Scientific Publishers",
  chapter="97275",
  doi="10.1166/asl.2013.4755",
  institution="American Scientific Publishers",
  number="2",
  volume="19",
  year="2013",
  month="february",
  pages="429--432",
  publisher="American Scientific Publishers",
  type="journal article - other"
}