Special Issue "Fiber-Reinforced Concrete"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2019).
Interests: special concrete technology; fibre-reinforced concretes; self-compacting; recycled; UHPFRC; mix design criteria; testing methods; structural analysis (shear behaviour, bond, creep on FRC); standardization and new concretes' real applications
Fibres are added into a concrete matrix to produce a distributed and random reinforcement, in contrast with traditional located rebars. The inclusion of fibres into concrete is a known solution to increase crack control capacity (such as that produced by shrinkage or service loads), mainly reducing its progression after the first crack. This solution is used in the construction industry in broad range of applications, such as traditional ones, like concrete pavements or tunnels, but it is also increasingly being used in structural applications, mostly after its incorporation in codes (ACI 318 or MC 2010). It is accepted that crack control efficiency will improve the long-term behaviour of concrete, but its structural performance and durability face aggressive exposure conditions.
In this Special Issue, research papers focused on fibre-reinforced concrete at all strength levels from regular (FRC) to UHPFRC are invited, especially those that analyse fibres’ effect on improvinf crack control, concrete long-term properties and their durability, and criteria to evaluate and quantify durability, criteria for their mix design, structural design criteria, with either an experimental or a modelling approach.
This Special Issue will incorporate original research and review articles covering:
- Optimization of fibres in effective crack control;
- Influence of concrete matrix composition on the performance of FRC, using more efficient nanomaterials;
- Characterisation of the long-term performance of FRC under sustained load (creep);
- Assessing transport properties and the use of fibres to delay the entrance of aggressive agents, both in uncracked and in cracked state;
- Design criteria of FRC structures;
- Case studies on existing FRC structures.
Prof. Pedro Serna Ros
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- fibre-reinforced concrete
- cracking behaviour
- long-term performance
- fibre-reinforced concrete design