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Rapid Hardening PVA Fibre Reinforced Concrete

Title: Rapid Hardening PVA Fibre Reinforced Concrete
Author(s): G. Martinola, M. Bäuml, D. Sommain
Paper category : conference
Book title: International RILEM Workshop on High Performance Fiber Reinforced Cementitious Composites in Structural Applications
Editor(s): G. Fischer and V. C. Li
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-93-4
e-ISBN: 2912143942
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2006
Pages: 185 - 194
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 6
Language: English

Abstract: Repair and replacement of concrete runways have often to be carried out in a few hours in order to minimise disturbance of air traffic. Additionally, requirements regarding durability, warping and crack formation are very stringent. The development of a suitable high performance concrete for this application is a demanding task.
In this contribution, properties of a rapid hardening concrete with high strength, low shrinkage, low thermal gradients during hydration and high frost resistance will be described in detail. In order to reach the required ductility and to ascertain the required structural properties, PVA fibres have been added to the mix. The application of this specially developed advanced high performance concrete for repair of runways at Zurich airport is presented as a case study.

Online publication: 2005-05-15
Classification: Durability
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/2912143942.020

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