Effect of adding additional Carbon Fiber on Piezoresistive Properties of Fiber Reinforced Concrete Pavements under Impact Load
Engineering and Technology Journal,
2021, Volume 39, Issue 12, Pages 1771-1780
AbstractMultifunctional Cementitious Composite (MCC) characteristics are directly related to the type and dosage of the Electrically Conductive Materials (ECMs) reinforcing the relevant concrete matrices. This study investigated the electro-mechanical capacities of fiber reinforced concrete pavement (FRCP) with and without the addition of micro scale-carbon fiber (CF). The impact energy of FRCP under compacted load was evaluated initially; then, the effects of 0.5% and 1% content by volume of CF on the piezoresistivity capacities of FRCP were investigated under applied impact load. This type of load is the most common force causing long-term rigid pavement deterioration. Obtained results showed that the use of a hybrid fiber (micro-scale carbon fiber 0.5% and macro-scale steel fiber 1% by volume) enhanced the impact strength (impact energy) due to CF’s resistance to micro-cracks. The developed FRCP showed good results in terms of self-sensing under compact load with both 0.5 and 1.0% by volume of CF.
- Self-sensing and mechanical behavior of FRCP under impact loads were assessed.
- Carbon fibers and steel fibers were utilized to improve the mechanical and piezoresistive properties.
- The best impact energy results were achieved when only 0.5 and 1.0% vol.% of CF and SF respectively.
- Successful self-sensing of damage was obtained with superior performance of CF.
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