Materials Research Bulletin, Vol.37, No.4, 641-646, 2002
Improved properties of GRC composites using commercial E-glass fibers with new coatings
A study was carried out to evaluate the action of a new 15CaO-15BaO-20SiO(2)-50TiO(2) coat on lone-term durability of glass fiber reinforced cement. Compressive strength, flexural strength and drying shrinkage were measured. Significant improvement was observed and four reasons were given to explain it. The results testify further the effectiveness of the alkali resistance of the new coat. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.