INFLUENCE OF THE METHOD OF FABRICATION ON STRENGTH PROPERTIES OF STEEL FIBRE CONCRETE

The properties of composite materials reinforced with fibres are markedly influenced by the method of fabrication. The fibre geometry, laying and compaction methods, and the flow characteristics of the mix have a marked effect on the positioning of the fibres in steel fibre concrete. Fibres will be more or less free to move within the coating mortar according to the coating mortar/aggregates relative volume, cohesion of the mortar, and depending on whether the agglomeration of the fibres occurs during their introduction and/or during mixing. The tests described show that an adequate mix design and external vibration are necessary to optimize fibre performance which can only be obtained with mixes having good compaction properties. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Rilem

    12 Rue Brancion
    75737 Paris Cedex,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Swamy, R N
    • Stavrides, H
  • Publication Date: 1976-7-8

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  • Accession Number: 00188276
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ANALYTIC
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1979 12:00AM