INFLUENCE OF FIBRE CONTENT ON PERFORMANCE PARAMETERS OF REFRACTORY CONCRETE
Keywords: fibres, mechanical strength, refractory concrete
AbstractVarious kinds of fibres are used to improve the quality of refractory. Properties of the refractory concrete with addition of the fibres produced from industrial waste catalyst were investigated. The object is to investigate the contribution of the fibres content on mechanical strength of the refractory concrete after short and long thermal treatment. Compressive and flexural strength of the plain concrete and modified with 1% and 3% of the fibres was determined after 3 and 48 hours firing periods at 800ºC and 1000ºC. Experimental results showed that the highest compressive and flexural strength was determined for the refractory concrete reinforced with 1% of the fibres after long exposure at 1000ºC. However, it was observed that the mechanical strength of the concrete decreases with the increasing content of the fibres; meanwhile, presence of the fibres exhibits more ductile behaviour. It was determined that addition of the fibre reduces thermal shrinkage of the refractory concrete after short and long thermal treatment at high temperature.
MECHANICS OF SOLID BODIES