Fibre Reinforced Polystyrene Concrete: Advanced Composite of Tomorrow

The main intent of this research was to determine
the technical feasibility of utilizing polyamide 66 waste fibers obtained from carpet wastes for properties improvement of EPS concrete. The results of our reinforced and non-reinforced EPS concrete samples are compared together and with the results observed by other authors. The comparison revealed the superiority of this new composite in improving the compressive and tensile strength. Furthermore the application of polyamide 66 fibers demonstrates a signification influence in crack reduction. In essence, the initial absorption of polyamide EPS concrete indicates a good concrete quality. This paper shows the contribution of the polyamide 66 fiber wastes to the improvement of drying shrinkage of EPS concrete