Special Issue "Fracture Mechanics of Fiber Reinforced Concrete"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Construction and Building Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Marcos G. Alberti
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Guest Editor
Departamento de Ingeniería Civil: Construcción, E.T.S de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Spain.
Interests: fiber reinforced concrete, sustainability and durability of concrete structures, prestressed concrete, material characterization, fracture mechanics, material modeling
Dr. Jaime C. Galvez
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Co-Guest Editor
Departamento de Ingeniería Civil: Construcción, E.T.S de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Spain
Interests: sustainabiliy, fiber reinforced concrete, durability, nanotechnology, structural integrity, multiscale methods
Dr. Alejandro Enfedaque
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Co-Guest Editor
Departamento de Ingeniería Civil: Construcción, E.T.S de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Spain.
Interests: fibers, concrete, concrete durability, glass fiber reinforced concrete, material modelling

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent decades, numerous scientific advances together with practical applications have been achieved in the field of fiber-reinforced concrete (FRC). Optimized reinforced concrete structures with total or partial substitution of steel rebars by steel or macrosynthetic fibers have become an attractive alternative, producing cost savings and improving the material’s sustainability. Moreover, new types of fibers appear continuously, increasing the number of fibers which are suitable for concrete. The presence of fibers may enhance the behavior of concrete elements when exposed to dynamic loadings such as impact, or seismic situations, fatigue, fire or high temperatures and can provide multifunctional characteristics or improve durability and sustainability of concrete. Having said that, given the quasi-brittle nature of concrete, most fibers improve the tensile strength, modifying the fracture behavior of the material. Thus, most of the advances in the use of fibers and their future applications as a concrete addition rely on improvements observed in the fracture behavior. The fracture behavior of FRC depends on the type of fiber, the fiber dosage, the fiber positioning, and all the variables that fracture mechanics study. This Special Issue seeks to gather recent research encompassing all these variations, believing that this composite material could become more widely used.

Dr. Marcos G. Alberti
Dr. Jaime C. Galvez
Dr. Alejandro Enfedaque
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Fiber-reinforced concrete
  • Fiber orientation factor
  • Fracture mechanics of quasibrittle materials
  • Structural concrete
  • Fracture size effect

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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