Closed Loop Fiber Reinforcement for Concrete

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Title: Closed Loop Fiber Reinforcement for Concrete

Author(s): Michael A. Taylor

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 44

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 299-318

Keywords: bonding; compressive strength; cracking (fracturing); fatigue (materials); fiber reinforced concretes; flexural strength; mix propotioning; plain concrete; research; tensile strength

Date: 1/1/1974

Abstract:
Considerations of past performance of straight wire reinforced mortars in conjunction with some speculations as to the mechanism of short fiber action in concrete have suggested the use of a novel geometrical arrangement of fibers. . .Preliminary tests, using a far-from-ideal loop arrangment, show promise for greatly enhanced post peak strength, ducility, integrity and fatigue resistance when compared with regular concrete.