Glass fiber-reinforced concrete (GFRC) is a popular construction material used to manufacture precast concrete products in architectural and civil engineering applications. GFRC products have desirable aesthetics and physical properties, including durability, strength, toughness, moisture resistance, dimensional stability, and fire resistance. This report summarizes the processes, properties, and applications of GFRC made by the spray-up process, and processes that use continuous strands and woven, knitted, or bonded textiles.
Keywords: alkali-resistant glass fiber; architectural panels; cement boards; composites; concrete panels; ductility; durability; fiber-reinforced concrete; filament winding; formwork; glass fiber-reinforced concrete; glass-reinforced concrete; mesh reinforcement; permanent formwork; premix; precast concrete; spray-up process; textile-reinforced concrete; toughness.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1—INTRODUCTION AND SCOPE
CHAPTER 2—NOTATION AND DEFINITIONS
3.1—Glass fiber-reinforced concrete architectural cladding
3.3—Glass fiber-reinforced concrete filament-wound poles
3.4—GFRC permanent formwork
3.5—Flat and profiled panel products
CHAPTER 6—DESIGN PROCEDURES
6.1—U.S. glass fiber-reinforced concrete design practice
6.2—European glass-reinforced concrete design practice
6.3—Recently proposed design procedure