Partly because of the increasing cost of on site labor, there has been increasing interest in concrete reinforced with randomly-distributed discrete, short discontinuous fibers. Fibers may be made of metals, minerals or organic materials. This paper summarizes some of the properties of fiber reinforced concrete. Although performance of the currently available fibers in generally inferior to that of conventional reinforcing, there are many uses for which fibers can be economically used. Another type of reinforcing method which is also generating considerable interest in ferrocement, which is mortar reinforced with small diameter wire mesh. Ferrocement is a very high performance composite and may be economical to use where high tensile strength to weight ratio is desirable.

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  • Accession Number: 00260020
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No 71-16 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1974 12:00AM