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Title: Four Decades of Progress: Personal Perspective
Author(s): A.E. Naaman
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 1-24
Keywords: 3D textiles; external prestressing; ferrocement; fibers; fiber-reinforced concrete; HPFRCC; partial prestressing; prestressed concrete; SIFCON; strain-hardening; strain-softening; textile reinforced concrete.
Abstract:This paper reviews progress spanning a period of about four decades during which the author was intimately involved in research and teaching in three distinct yet related fields of civil engineering: prestressed concrete, fiber reinforced concrete, and ferrocement and thin cementitious products. In retrospect and for each area, key contributions are mentioned, milestones recalled, and prospects for the near future envisioned. Issues related to partial prestressing, external prestressing, high performance fiber reinforced cement composites, strain-hardening FRC composites, 3D textiles and the like are addressed. Technical advances are webbed with some personal milestones as well. Important research issues to address in the near future are pointed out.
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