Construction projects using steel-fibrous concrete at Reno International Airport and McCarran International Airport are discussed. The biggest problem was probably introducing fibers into the mix. It is a time-consuming process and , when not done properly (e.g. any change in direction of the fibers after separation on the shaker), will cause the fibers to ball up in the mix. While transit-mix trucks were used in Reno, the central plant and slip-form paver employed at Las Vegas offered the advantages of a better finished product through greater mix consistency and a reduction in the needed labor force. Among the advantages of fibrous concrete over regular concrete are reduced reflective cracking and increased flexural strength.

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  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00189935
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  • Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM