Accession Number : AD0696338

Title :   MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF GLASS FIBRE-REINFORCED GYPSUM.

Descriptive Note : Current papers,

Corporate Author : BUILDING RESEARCH STATION WATFORD (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Ali,M. A. ; Grimer,F. J.

Report Date : SEP 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Gypsum plaster, like other inorganic cements, is strong in compression but weak in tension exhibiting brittle behaviour. Commercially available E glass fibres can be used to reinforce the gypsum plaster matrix and produce a strong composite material having improved tensile and impact properties. The paper describes the effect of glass content on the flexural, tensile, compressive and impact strength of this glass fibre plaster composite which is made by a simple spray/suction technique. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *GYPSUM), GLASS TEXTILES, REINFORCING MATERIALS, MANUFACTURING, TENSILE PROPERTIES, FLEXURAL STRENGTH, COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, SHOCK RESISTANCE, IMPACT SHOCK, GREAT BRITAIN

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE