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6. Precast SFRC elements: from material properties to structural applications

Title: 6. Precast SFRC elements: from material properties to structural applications
Author(s): M. di Prisco, G.A. Plizzari
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: 81 - 100
Total Pages: 20
Nb references: 49
Language: English

Abstract: The prefabrication industry is particularly interested in the applications of Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete (SFRC) since fibre reinforcement industrializes the production process and reduces labour and costs.
Although there are many potential applications that can take advantage of the use of fibre reinforcement, the full potentials of Fibre Reinforced Concrete (FRC) are still faraway to be used in practice. This is mainly due to a lack of specific rules for FRC in building codes. In fact, the existing rules for reinforced concrete can hardly be adopted for FRC that is markedly non linear since fibre start working after cracking of the concrete matrix.
Guidelines were recently produced by RILEM (TC162-TDF) and by some Countries but clear and simple design rules are strongly required by designers who hardly accept to assume responsibilities by adopting voluntary guidelines or, even worse, research results available in scientific papers.
The aim of the present paper is to evidence the main material properties required for a correct design of precast SFRC elements, underlining the concepts that characterize the use of SFRC in structural design. Furthermore, some applications in the Italian precast industry are presented.

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

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