Fibre reinforced concrete: new design perspectives


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Title: Fibre reinforced concrete: new design perspectives

Author(s): Marco diPrisco, Giovanni Plizzari, Lucie Vandewalle

Publication: RILEM

Volume: 42

Issue: 9

Appears on pages(s): 1261-1281

Keywords: Fibre Reinforced Concrete, Constitutive laws, Safety factors, Characteristic length, Structural behavior, Redundancy, Structural design

Date: 10/14/2009

Although the use of Fibre Reinforced Concrete (FRC) for structural applications is continuously increasing, it is still limited with respect to its potentials, mainly due to the lack of International Building Codes for FRC structural elements. Within fib (Féderation Internationale du Béton), the Special Activity Group 5 is preparing a New fib Model Code that aims to update the previous CEB-FIP Model Code 90, published in 1993, that can be considered as the reference document for Eurocode 2. The New Model Code includes several innovations and addresses among other topics, new materials for structural design. In this respect, FRC will be introduced. The Technical Groups fib TG 8.3 “Fibre reinforced concrete” and fib TG 8.6 “Ultra high performance FRC” are preparing some sections of the New Model Code, including regular and high performance FRC. This paper aims to briefly explain the main concepts behind the structural rules for FRC structural design.

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