Carbon Fiber and Steel Fiber Concrete with Internal Curing

Document Type

Student Presentation

Presentation Date



College of Engineering


Department of Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering

Faculty Sponsor

Dr. Yang Lu


The goal of this project is to design a concrete that will be stronger than a normal Portland Cement concrete. We chose to try two different types of fibers to see if this would strengthen the concrete. The first one is carbon fiber. The reason we chose this is because it is a non-recyclable resource and instead of wasting it, it could potentially be used to strengthen concrete. The second addition we observed was steel fibers. Steel is a very strong resource and by adding many small fibers throughout the concrete, we hope it will strengthen the entire product. Also, we will be trying an internal curing process using porous aggregate. We will be running experiments and determining if these materials are beneficial or not. All in all, we hope to find a solution to creating a stronger concrete for potential future use.

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