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Aramid fiber mesh as reinforcement of concrete panels subjected to high strain rates

Title: Aramid fiber mesh as reinforcement of concrete panels subjected to high strain rates
Author(s): K. H. Kyung, C. Meyer
Paper category : conference
Book title: ICTRC'2006 - 1st International RILEM Conference on Textile Reinforced Concrete
Editor(s): J. Hegger, W. Brameshuber and N. Will
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-97-7
e-ISBN: 2351580087
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2006
Pages: 351 - 358
Total Pages: 8
Nb references: 13
Language: English

Abstract: Because of their high strength and energy dissipation capacity, aramid fibers are used widely as the material of choice for body armor and similar applications. Their use as reinforcement of concrete panels, whether prestressed or not, poses significant challenges because of their relatively low fiber-to-fiber friction coefficient and limited bond strength between fibers and cementitious matrix, as well as chemical incompatibility between aramid fibers and cement matrix. This paper explores the mechanisms by which more or less brittle materials embedded in body armor systems are capable of dissipating large amounts of energy, thereby preventing the penetration by armor-piercing projectiles and to determine whether such mechanisms can be reproduced with cement-composite thin sheets reinforced with similar aramid fiber mesh. A brief survey of the mathematical models available to describe such mechanisms will help determine to what extent such technology transfer is feasible.

Online publication: 2006-06-02
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/2351580087.034

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