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Freeze/Thaw Durability of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Concrete

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An increasing trend towards the demand for resisting to Freeze/thaw exposure has led to fibers being incorporated into concrete. This paper addresses the freeze/thaw durability of carbon fiber reinforced concrete by using a paired comparison test based upon relative dynamic elastic modulus and the rate of loss mass. The carbon fiber reinforced concrete was found to be more durable than plain concrete probably due to the high elastic modulus of carbon fiber. Durability is an important material property and carbon fiber reinforced concrete needs to be widely tested to gain confidence for use within the industry and this work shows future possibilities.

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