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2. Impact and blast protection with fiber reinforced concrete

Title: 2. Impact and blast protection with fiber reinforced concrete
Author(s): N. Banthia, V. Bindiganavile, S. Mindess
Paper category : conference
Book title: 6th International RILEM Symposium on Fibre Reinforced Concretes
Editor(s): M. di Prisco, R. Felicetti and G.A. Plizzari
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-51-9
e-ISBN: 2912143748
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2004
Pages: 31 - 44
Total Pages: 14
Language: English

Abstract: Fiber reinforcement is undoubtedly one of the most effective means of enhancing the impact and blast resistance of concrete. Unfortunately, the dynamic properties of fiber reinforced concrete also remain some of its least understood. Since 9/11, there has been an increased interest in developing a better understanding of the properties of fiber reinforced concrete under impact and blast loading and enhancing such resistance. This paper provides a historical perspective of our efforts aimed at understanding the impact resistance of fiber reinforced concrete and highlights some of the issues and challenges encountered. A synopsis of our current state of the art with respect to experimental and modeling attempts is presented. Finally, the paper attempts to chart our future course and identify areas where further research will be highly valuable.

Online publication: 2004-08-30
Publication type : abstract_only
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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