Fiber dispersion is an important factor that affects both the fresh and hardened state properties of cement-based materials. While there are some well-studied, fundamental methods for monitoring fiber dispersion, most of them are destructive and time-consuming. Previous work has shown that AC-impedance spectroscopy (AC-IS) can be used as an effective tool for nondestructively monitoring fiber dispersion in both the fresh and hardened states of fiber-reinforced cementitious (FRC) materials. AC-IS was found to be sensitive to different dispersion phenomena. In this study, fiber clumping and orientation were studied using image analysis to verify the AC-IS measurements. The results of the two methods agreed well within experimental uncertainty, suggesting that AC-IS can be used as a nondestructive and rapid method for monitoring fiber dispersion in cementitious materials.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||ACI Materials Journal|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2006|
- Fiber-reinforced cementitious materials
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Building and Construction
- Materials Science(all)