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Title: Cost-to-performance assessment of polyvinyl alcohol fibers in concrete structures
Authors: Jabbour, Ralph
Assaad, Joseph 
Hamad, Bilal
Affiliations: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 
Keywords: Bond
Concrete
Fibers
Flexure
Polypropylene
PVA
Shear
Steel
Issue Date: 2022
Part of: Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures
Start page: 1
End page: 20
Abstract: 
Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) fibers are polymeric filaments used to improve ductility and strain-hardening of cementitious composite mortars and grouts. Limited studies investigated their effect on the structural properties of normal-strength grade concrete mixtures containing coarse aggregates, including the resulting cost-to-performance ratio. For a given fiber volume, results showed that PVA fibers achieved a good compromise between cost and performance, despite their unit price is considered twice and trice higher than polypropylene or steel fibers, respectively. The use of steel fibers induced significant cost increase, however, the overall concrete performance remained lower than the one achieved using PVA fibers.
URI: https://scholarhub.balamand.edu.lb/handle/uob/5316
ISSN: 15376494
DOI: 10.1080/15376494.2021.1882625
Ezproxy URL: Link to full text
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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