Sprayed Fire-Resistant Materials (SFRMs) are usually a cement-based material. Since cement is an inherently brittle material, cracks which can expose the steel underneath the substrate can negatively affect the performance of the material during a fire. This study looks at creating an advanced flexible fire-resistant cementitious material by adding fibers to a fire-resistant cementitious composite to improve the flexural properties in the material, limit the extent of cracking, and improve the ductility of the material.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
Civil Engineering; Fire Prevention
All authors have granted to WPI a nonexclusive royalty-free license to distribute copies of the work, subject to other agreements. Copyright is held by the author or authors, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.