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  • Webinar on Recycled Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites Incorporated in Mortar for Improved Mechanical Performance
  • Monday, April 23, 2018 - 9:00AM Alaska Time

Presenter(s)

  • Somayeh Nassiri

  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Washington State University

Abstract

Glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) recycled from retired wind turbines was implemented in mortar as a volumetric replacement of sand during the two phases of this study. In Phase I, the mechanically refined GFRP particle sizes were sieved for four size groups to find the optimum size. In Phase II, the select GFRP size group was incorporated at three different volumetric replacements of sand to identify the optimum replacement content. The mixtures were tested for compressive strength, flexural strength, toughness, and the potential for alkali-silicate reaction. Incorporation of GFRP in mortar proves promising in improving flexural strength and toughness in fiber-like shapes and 1–3% volumetric fractions.

Speaker Bio(s)

Dr. Somayeh Nassiri is an assistant professor in the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department at WSU. She teaches courses on infrastructure design and materials. Her research is dedicated to advancing the state of knowledge and practice on sustainable cementitious building materials and concrete infrastructure design.

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Register online for "Recycled Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites Incorporated in Mortar for Improved Mechanical Performance" on Monday, April 23, 2018 - 9:00AM Alaska Time.

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