Title: Closed Loop Fiber Reinforcement for Concrete
Author(s): Michael A. Taylor
Publication: Symposium Paper
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
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.