Development of recycled polypropylene plastic fibres to reinforce concrete /

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Author / Creator:Yin, Shi, author.
Imprint:Singapore : Springer, 2017.
Description:1 online resource
Series:Springer theses
Springer theses.
Subject:Fiber-reinforced concrete.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Engineering (General)
Fiber-reinforced concrete.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Notes:"Doctoral thesis accepted by James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia."
Includes bibliographical references.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed February 9, 2017).
Summary:This book outlines a methodology for producing macro recycled polypropylene (PP) fibres with optimal mechanical properties and illustrates the reinforcing effects of recycled PP fibres in concrete. It describes the great potential of using these fibres in concrete applications such as footpaths and precast elements. Further, it sheds new light on the environmental impacts of using recycled PP fibres, which are evaluated by means of cradle to gate life cycle assessment based on the Australian context. The use of recycled PP fibre not only helps reduce consumption of virgin materials like steel or plastic but also provides an attractive avenue for recycling plastic waste. The book will appeal to engineers, governments, and solid waste planners, and offers a valuable reference for the plastic waste recycling and plastic fibre reinforced concrete industries.
Other form:Print version: Yin, Shi. Development of recycled polypropylene plastic fibres to reinforce concrete. Singapore : Springer, 2017 9811037183 9789811037184
Standard no.:10.1007/978-981-10-3719-1
Table of Contents:
  • Supervisor's Foreword; Abstract; Parts of this thesis have been published in the following journal articles; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Rationale; 1.2 Research Objectives; 1.3 Thesis Organisation; References; 2 Literature Review; 2.1 Mechanical Reprocessing of Polypropylene Waste; 2.1.1 Degradation and Crystallisation Behaviours of Reprocessing PP Waste; Degradation Behaviour; Crystallisation Behaviour and Mechanical Properties; 2.1.2 Melt Blending; 2.1.3 Filler Reinforcement; 2.1.4 Mechanochemistry.
  • 2.2 Use of Macro Plastic Fibres in Concrete2.2.1 Preparation and Properties of Macro Plastic Fibres; 2.2.2 Macro Plastic Fibre Reinforced Concrete; Fresh Concrete Properties; Hardened Concrete Properties; 2.2.3 Cost and Environmental Benefits of Using Macro Plastic Fibres; 2.2.4 Applications of Macro Plastic Fibre Reinforced Concrete; 2.3 Characterisation of Toughness and Post-cracking Behaviour of Fibre Reinforced Concrete; 2.3.1 Four-Point Flexural Tests on the Unnotched Beams; ASTM C1018; ASTM C1399; ASTM C1609.
  • 2.3.2 Three-Point Flexural Tests on the Notched Beams2.3.3 Flexural Tests on the Round Panel; 2.4 Life Cycle Assessment; 2.5 Conclusions; References; 3 Production and Characterisation of the Physical and Mechanical Properties of Recycled PP Fibers; 3.1 Fibre Production and Measurement; 3.1.1 Raw Materials for Fibre Production; 3.1.2 Preparation of PP Fibres; 3.1.3 Tensile Strength of PP Fibres; 3.1.4 Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy; 3.1.5 Differential Scanning Calorimeter; 3.1.6 Wide-Angle X-ray Scattering; 3.2 Mechanical Properties of PP Fibres; 3.3 Molecular Orientation by FTIR.
  • 3.4 Crystal Structure and Crystallinity by DSC3.5 Crystallinity by WAXS; 3.6 Conclusions; References; 4 Comparative Evaluation of 100% Recycled and Virgin PP Fibre Reinforced Concretes; 4.1 Alkali Resistance of the 100% Recycled and Virgin PP Fibres; 4.2 Concrete Mix Design and Experimental Program; 4.2.1 Concrete Mix Design; 4.2.2 Compressive Strength of Concrete; 4.2.3 Residual Flexural Tensile Strength with CMOD; 4.2.4 Round Determinate Panel Test; 4.3 Mechanical Properties of the 100% Recycled and Virgin PP Fibres; 4.4 Compressive Strength of Concrete.
  • 4.5 Residual Flexural Tensile Strength with CMOD4.6 Flexural Strength and Toughness from RDPT; 4.7 Conclusions; References; 5 Post-cracking Performance of Concrete Reinforced by Various Newly Developed Recycled PP Fibres; 5.1 Compressive Strength of Concrete; 5.2 Residual Flexural Tensile Strength with CMOD; 5.3 Flexural Strength and Toughness from Round Determinate Panel Tests; 5.4 Conclusions; References; 6 Environmental Benefits of Using Recycled PP Fibre Through a Life Cycle Assessment; 6.1 Life Cycle Assessment Process; 6.1.1 Functional Unit and Scenario Formulations.