Faculty Advisor

Sakulich, Aaron R.

Abstract

Corrosion of steel reinforced concrete results in unsafe structures and significant economic costs. This project investigated using polymer, steel, and glass fibers in concrete to reduce corrosion by decreasing the permeability of concrete, which is the first line of defense against corrosion. The results suggested that polymer fibers resulted in high corrosion resistance, glass fibers increased flexural strength, and steel fibers improved yield strength but reduced fire resistance.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

February 2018

Major

Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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