Control of Plastic Shrinkage Cracking of Concrete with Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Grids

The authors discuss testing five different carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) grid configurations for concrete plastic shrinkage cracking control using carbon FRP rods with two different spacings in fiber-reinforced concrete with two different fiber volume fractions and two conventional steel wire mesh configurations. Concrete with synthetic fibers' standard acceptance criteria test method was followed. Study results indicate that the minimum 40% concrete shrinkage cracking reduction acceptance criteria was met or exceeded by carbon FRP grids. Introducing the ratio of steel reinforcement to the equivalent crack reduction area as a crack reduction efficiency factor, the study determined that the most efficient reinforcement method tested in the study were carbon grids.

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    • Shao, Yutian
    • Mirmiran, Amir
  • Publication Date: 2007-5


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  • Accession Number: 01049870
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 12 2007 11:09AM