Department of Civil Engineering,Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Kahramanmaras 46100, Turkey
Pamukkale University, Department of Civil Engineering,Denizli,Turkey
Ataturk University, Department of Civil Engineering,Erzurum,Turkey
This paper presents an experimental study on the compressive, flexure, toughness and abrasion behaviours of acrylic and carbon fibre–reinforced mortars. The mechanical and physical properties of seven different composite mortars samples containing different amounts of textile fibres were compared with reference samples preparedwith standard sand, cement and water. The characteristic properties of the mortars were improved by adding fibre. However, this improvement is directly related to the type and length of fibre used for reinforcing the concrete structure. Mortarscontaining both carbon and acrylic fibre had more compressive strength. In particular, mortars containing acrylic and carbon had 32% higher compression strength than control mortars. Sample AC1 produced with both carbon filaments and acrylic fibreshas the highest compressive strength. The brittle property of mortarscan be improved by reinforcing it with carbon filaments or acrylic fibres. The toughnessof specimens depending on both the fibre type and the length of fibres were observed.