Durability Aspects of Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete in Civil Infrastructure
Title: Durability Aspects of Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete in Civil Infrastructure
Author(s): Anders Ole Stubbe Solgaard, André Küter, Carola Edvardsen, Henrik Stang, Mette Geiker
Paper category : conference
Book title: 2nd International Symposium on Service Life Design for Infrastructures
Editor(s): K. van Breugel, Guang Ye, Yong Yuan
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2010
Pages: 229 - 236
Total Pages: 8
Nb references: 25
Abstract: Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete (SFRC) has gained significant momentum in recent years as civil engineering material. Among others, SFRC has been used for segmental linings in major bored tunnel projects. The mechanical properties of SFRC have been the pivot of numerous research programs, whereas durability aspects have not been investigated to the same extent. Therefore, SFRC design guidelines might be formulated overly conservative and the potential of the material may not be fully utilized.
The authors initiated studies to investigate durability aspects of SFRC under mechanical and environmental loads similar to those obtained for real life structures. The studies aim at theoretical and experimental quantification of the susceptibility to chloride and stray current induced corrosion of steel fibres, conventional reinforcement, and combinations of these reinforcing systems.
This paper describes the background and motivation of the studies and presents selected experimental and numerical studies.
Online publication: 2011-04-20
Publication type : full_text
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