Macro-meso experiment of fiber-reinforced cement paste filling material

Guowei Ma, Z. Li, Xiawei Yi, L. Guo

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    © 2016, Beijing University of Technology. All right reserved. In order to strengthen the stability of cement paste backfill (CPB), fibers were included into paste filling material (CPFM) to improve its brittleness. The failure behavior of the polypropylene fiber reinforced CPFM was studied by means of macro-meso experimental investigations. At the macro-scale, the influence of polypropylene fiber content on the mechanical properties of CPFM was studied quantitatively by a series of uniaxial compression tests. The influence of fiber on the meso-structure of cement paste backfill specimens was analyzed by the X-ray computed tomography multi-slice scanning technique. The results show that the addition of fibers increases the peak strength of the CPFM slightly at the cement content of 10%. It improved toughness and the strain at peak strength significantly. CT results show that fibers can make cracks finer and more uniform by preventing their expansion and extension, then a larger volume of cracks absorbing more energy exists in specimen before the damage, thus it improves the toughness of CPFM.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)406-412
    JournalBeijing Gongye Daxue Xuebao/Journal of Beijing University of Technology
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2016


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