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This report provides a synopsis of the existing testing methodologies for the determination of mechanical properties of hardened fiber-reinforced concrete (FRC). This report applies to the mechanical properties of conventionally mixed and placed FRC, including fiber-reinforced self-consolidating concrete (FRSCC), or fiber-reinforced shotcrete (FRS) using steel, glass, polymeric, and natural fibers.
The objective is to enable manufacturers to characterize the mechanical properties of hardened FRC and encourage researchers and testing laboratories to adopt common and unified test methods to build a meaningful database of mechanical properties of hardened FRC materials and products. Test results from the test procedures used in this report are not intended for the design of FRC structures, but to gain a better understanding of factors influencing the determination of their mechanical properties and of FRCs and FRC products.
The MCP Online contains all new committee standards and reports released throughout the year. The most recently added include:
423.3R-17 Recommendations for Concrete Members Prestressed with Single-Strand Unbonded Tendons
364.14T-17 Section Loss Determination of Damaged or Corroded Reinforcing Steel Bars
325.14R-17 Guide for Design and Proportioning of Concrete Mixtures for Pavements
544.2R-17 Report on the Measurement of Fresh State Properties and Fiber Dispersion of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete
440.2R-17 Guide for the Design and Construction of Externally Bonded FRP Systems for Strengthening Concrete Structures
330.2R-17 Guide for the Design and Construction of Concrete Site Paving for Industrial and Trucking Facilities
544.9R-17 Report on Measuring Mechanical Properties of Hardened Fiber-Reinforced Concrete
347.2R-17 Guide for Shoring/Reshoring of Concrete Multistory Buildings
241R-17 Report on Application of Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials in Concrete
562M-16 Code Requirements for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures and Commentary (metric)