RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF FIBER-REINFORCED CONCRETE IN NORTH AMERICA

Fiber-reinforced concrete (FRC) in North America is emerging from the laboratory and is finding many potential applications. Steel, glass, and plastic fibers are being used in mortars and concretes to improve the characteristics of these materials, particularly the flexural and impact strengths. Steel-FRC is being used mostly for pavement overlays. Glass-fiber-reinforced cements are being used in architectural products. Plastic-fiber-reinforced products are being used for improved spall and impact resistance. The applications of FRC are limited only by the ingenuity of the user. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at Symposium on Concrete Research and Development (1970-1973) Sep 73, Sydney, Australia.
  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Army Waterways Experiment Station

    3909 Halls Ferry Road
    Vicksburg, MS  USA  39180-6199
  • Authors:
    • Hoff, G C
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00146250
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: WES-MP-C-74-3 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1977 12:00AM