The Effect of Synthetic Fibers in Reducing Damage to Concrete


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Title: The Effect of Synthetic Fibers in Reducing Damage to Concrete

Author(s): A. L. Landau and T E. Webster

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 128


Appears on pages(s): 653-676

Keywords: Abrasion resistance; corrosion resistance; damage: fatigue (materials); fiber reinforced concretes; impact strength; permeability; synthetic fibers

Date: 11/1/1991

Mr. Landau graduated from Harvard Business School and held positions of major responsibility in the textile field in Germany, Belgium, Canada and the United States. With a background in the global fiber industry, specializing in polypropylene since 1971 Landau introduced the U.S. product, Fibermesh, into the world-wide construction market. Since 1983, he has traveled extensively developing a sales and engineering organization supplying polypropylene fibers for use in concrete. Landau has participated as a speaker in many National and several International Conferences, including the July, 1984 Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Rilem Conference in Sheffield, England in July, 1985, XIII Bienniel Conference in Brisbane, Australia, 1987, and the Concrete Society Conference in Hong Kong, July 1987.