versão impressa ISSN 0366-6913
PANZERA, T. H. et al. Cementicious composites made with steatite residue reinforced with carbon fiber. Cerâmica [online]. 2010, vol.56, n.340, pp.405-410. ISSN 0366-6913. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0366-69132010000400015.
Weathering is a natural phenomenon that affects both the engineering materials and natural rocks used for construction. The weathering evolution generally occurs at a slow pace when compared with the overall durability of the construction elements. However, in some cases the weathering may develop much quicker, affecting the engineering constructions and also historical buildings such as monuments and churches. This work investigated the effect of carbon fibre addition into cementitious composites made with residues of steatite, a mineral, also known as soapstone, for restoration of craftwork elements. The material's properties, such as bulk density and flexural strength were investigated. It is possible to conclude that the carbon fibre addition increases the flexural strength of the composites and reduces the specific weight, allowing for the use of a significant percentage of steatite in the formulation of the composites.
Palavras-chave : waste recycling; carbon fibre; cementitious composites; mechanical properties; full design of experiment.