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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Closed Loop Fiber Reinforcement for Concrete
Author(s): Michael A. Taylor
Publication: Special Publication
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
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.
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