TOUGHENED BEHAVIOR AND MECHANISMS OF SYNTHETIC FIBER REINFORCED NORMAL STRENGTH AND HIGH STRENGTH CONCRETE. FIBRE REINFORCED CEMENTS AND CONCRETES: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS. PROCEEDINGS OF AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE HELD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WALES, COLLEGE OF CARDIFF, SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING, UNITED KINGDOM, SEPTEMBER 18-20, 1989

This paper broadly reviews some of the improvements in toughness and ductility of normal and high strength concrete due to synthetic fiber reinforcement. Examples of improvements in the ultimate shear strength of longitudinally reinforced beams without shear stirrups and the flexural strength and energy capacity of unreinforced beams, which are a direct result of synthetic fiber reinforcement are mentioned. Some preliminary results relating to the ability of synthetic fibers to reduce the brittleness of high strength mortar and concrete are presented. Finally some of the mechanisms which lead to the improved performance of synthetic fibre reinforced concrete (FRC) are reviewed.(A) For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 827953.

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  • Authors:
    • Li, V C
    • Backer, S
    • Wang, Yinhi
    • Ward, R
  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • Accession Number: 00604710
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 1-85166-415-7
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1991 12:00AM