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131. Slurry infiltrated shredded fibre reinforced concrete (SIScon) for precast applications



Title: 131. Slurry infiltrated shredded fibre reinforced concrete (SIScon) for precast applications
Author(s): H. Tlemat, K. Pilakoutas, K. Neocleous
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: 1421 - 1430
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 10
Language: English


Abstract: The recent European Union ban on disposing used tyres to landfills has highlighted the need to increase the recycling rates of used tyres. To achieve high recycling rates, it is necessary to develop market areas, which will consume the tyre by-products (such as rubber and steel). Recent research has shown that the steel fibres recycled from used tyres can be used to reinforce concrete elements. Therefore, there is a great potential in this area, as it is estimated that 400,000 tonnes of high quality steel fibres could be recovered annually from used tyres in the EU alone. This paper presents an experimental study of slurry infiltrated concrete slabs reinforced with tyre-recycled steel fibres. For comparison purposes, steel-fibre-reinforced-concrete slabs and conventionally reinforced concrete are also examined. It addition, the flexural characteristics of each slab are examined by performing compression and bending tests. The results indicate that the slurry infiltrated slab exhibit a high load and ductility, even higher than that of the conventional reinforced concrete. In addition, the tested slab satisfies the C250 loading condition of BS-EN-124.


Online publication: 2004-08-30
Publication type : full_text
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