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FIBER REINFORCED CONCRETE: A CORRIDOR FROM FRACTURE TOUGHENING TO DURABILITY



Author(s): Nemkumar Banthia
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: Proceedings of CONSEC13 Seventh International Conference on Concrete under Severe Conditions - Environment and Loading Volume I
Editor(s): Z.J. Li, W. Sun, C.W. Miao, K.Sakai, O.E. Gjørv, N.Banthia
ISBN: 978-2-35158-124-7
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-134-6
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2013
Pages: 67-80
Total Pages: 961
Language : English


Abstract: Civil infrastructure around the world is in a state of utter disrepair and significant efforts are needed on the part of all stakeholders to render our failing infrastructure back to a serviceable and safe state. The root of the problem is at the apparent lack of durability in our construction materials, inability on part of the owners to provide timely maintenance, absence of advanced condition assessment tools and lack of long-lasting, cost effective repair materials and technologies. This paper will present data to support the argument that fiber reinforced concrete (FRC) is an ideal material for achieving these goals. The paper also discusses smart fiber reinforced concrete materials carrying carbon fibers and carbon nano-tubes that possess sensing abilities. These materials can help us develop intelligent infrastructure with elegantly integrated sensing and health monitoring abilities.


Online publication : 2013
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros) : 0.00


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