High performance fiber reinforced concrete: progress in knowledge and design codes


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Title: High performance fiber reinforced concrete: progress in knowledge and design codes

Author(s): Joost C. Walraven

Publication: RILEM

Volume: 42

Issue: 9

Appears on pages(s): 1247-1260

Keywords: High performance fibre concrete, Applications, Research, Recommendations

Date: 10/14/2009

High performance fiber reinforced concrete is developing quickly to a modern structural material with a high potential. As for instance testified by the recent symposium on HPFRC in Kassel, Germany (April 2008) the number of structural applications increases. At this moment studies are carried out with the aim to come to an international recommendation for the design of structures with HPFRC. Research projects are being carried out in order to supply missing information in relevant areas. Some examples of recent research at TU Delft are given. For the preparation of an internationally acceptable design recommendation for HPFRC a number of principles should be respected. The code should as much as possible be in harmony with the code for conventional fiber concrete. Moreover it should be consistent with existing design recommendations for structural concrete. Second thoughts on the introduction of such a new code are given.

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