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)
- Presented at Symposium on Concrete Research and Development (1970-1973) Sep 73, Sydney, Australia.
U.S. Army Waterways Experiment Station3909 Halls Ferry Road
Vicksburg, MS USA 39180-6199
- Hoff, G C
- Publication Date: 1974-2
- Pagination: 19 p.
- TRT Terms: Concrete; Development; Fiber reinforced concrete; Fibers; Flexural strength; Glass; Glass fibers; Metal fibers; Mortar; Plastics; Reinforced concrete; Reinforcing materials; Research; Shock resistance; Spallation; Steel; Textile fabrics
- Uncontrolled Terms: Fiber reinforcement; Impact strength; Research and development
- Old TRIS Terms: Glass textiles
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Highways; Materials; Research;
- 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