Effect of polypropylene fiber on the flexural strength of ferrocement

Fathoni Usman, Syazwan Shaharudin, M. F. Abd Ghani

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This paper presents the effect of Polypropylene Fiber (PPF) on the flexural strength of ferrocement. Various percentage of PPF content which are 0%, 1.0%, 1.5% were added into mortar matrix during preparing of ferrocement specimens. For each percentage of PPF, three specimen of ferrocement were produced. Each specimen were reinforced with different number of steel wire mesh layers which are 2 layers, 4 layers and 6 layers. Each specimens were tested under 3-point loading to obtain its flexural strength. It is observed that optimal percentage of PPF adding into mortar matrix will improve the flexural strength when it is in a range of 1% to 1.5%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMechanical and Materials Engineering
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783038351092
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2014

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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Usman, F., Shaharudin, S., & Abd Ghani, M. F. (2014). Effect of polypropylene fiber on the flexural strength of ferrocement. In Mechanical and Materials Engineering (pp. 199-202). (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 554). Trans Tech Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.554.199