Investigation of mechanical properties of mortars with carbon fiber using multi slice computed tomography
Keywords:Carbon fiber, computed tomography (CT), compressive strength, flexural strength
Carbon fibers (CFs) in the cement mortars are used in order to improve characteristics properties of the composite materials such as mechanical properties. Moreover, the uniformity of fiber dispersion is significant aspect for improvement of the composites. Computed Tomography (CT) imaging is a fully nondestructive technique to view features in the interior of opaque solid objects to obtain digital information on their properties. In this study, firstly, flexural test was conducted were investigated for 4×4×16 cm samples incorporated with carbon fiber at 2- and 7-days curing. Secondly, the images that were obtained by using multi-slice CT technique. Finally, the compressive strength properties of the mortars mixed with carbon fiber were discussed. According to the test results, the dispersion and orientation of CFs in the samples have a remarkable impact on mechanical properties of the composites.
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