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Reinforcement Effect of Recycled CFRP on Cement-Based Composites: With a Comparison to Commercial Carbon Fiber Powder

Hantao Huang, Zhifang Zhang*, Zhenhua Wu, Yao Liu

Research Center for Wind Engineering and Engineering Vibration, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou, 510006, China

* Corresponding Author: Zhifang Zhang. Email: email

Structural Durability & Health Monitoring 2024, 18(4), 409-423. https://doi.org/10.32604/sdhm.2024.048597

Abstract

In this paper, recycled carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) mixture (CFRP-M, including recycled carbon fiber and powder) and refined recycled CFRP fiber (CFRP-F, mostly recycled carbon fiber) were added to cement to study the influence of addition on the flexural strength, compressive strength, and fluidity of cement-based materials. The recycled CFRP were prepared by mechanically processing the prepreg scraps generated during the manufacture of CFRP products. For comparison, commercial carbon fiber powder was also added in cement and the performance was compared to that of addition of recycled CFRP. The hydration products and strengthening mechanism of cement-based materials were analyzed by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) and Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). The results show that the recycled CFRP has limited impact on the compressive strength but has an obvious improvement in the flexural strength of cement-based composites. Notably, CFRP-F is superior to CFRP-M in the reinforcement of cement-based materials. When the mass content of CFRP-F is 5%, the fluidity is 100 mm, and the flexural strength of specimens can be increased by up to 43.55%. Through XRD, FTIR, and SEM analysis, it is found that the main mechanism of recycled CFRP reinforced cement-based materials is the “bridging effect” induced by fibers and can prevent or delay the development of cracks. The recycled CFRP has no influence on the hydration process and will not introduce any new hydration products. Current research not only provides a theoretical basis for the design and use of recycled CFRP to reinforce cement-based composites but also offers a solution to relieve environmental pressure and improve resource utilization.

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Huang, H., Zhang, Z., Wu, Z., Liu, Y. (2024). Reinforcement effect of recycled CFRP on cement-based composites: with a comparison to commercial carbon fiber powder. Structural Durability & Health Monitoring, 18(4), 409-423. https://doi.org/10.32604/sdhm.2024.048597
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Huang H, Zhang Z, Wu Z, Liu Y. Reinforcement effect of recycled CFRP on cement-based composites: with a comparison to commercial carbon fiber powder. Structural Durability Health Monit . 2024;18(4):409-423 https://doi.org/10.32604/sdhm.2024.048597
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H. Huang, Z. Zhang, Z. Wu, and Y. Liu "Reinforcement Effect of Recycled CFRP on Cement-Based Composites: With a Comparison to Commercial Carbon Fiber Powder," Structural Durability Health Monit. , vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 409-423. 2024. https://doi.org/10.32604/sdhm.2024.048597



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