Advanced cementitious composites can be designed to have outstanding combinations of strength (five to ten times that of conventional concrete) and energy absorption capacity (up to 1000 times that of plain concrete).
This second edition brings together in one volume the latest research developments in this rapidly expanding area. The book is split into two parts. The first part is concerned with the mechanics of fibre reinforced brittle matrices and the implications for cementitious systems. In the second part the authors describe the various types of fibre-cement composites, discussing production processes, mechanical and physical properties, durability and applications. Two new chapters have been added, covering fibre specification and structural applications.
Fibre Reinforced Cementitious Composites will be of great interest to practitioners involved in modern concrete technology and will also be of use to academics, researchers and graduate students.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Part I: Behaviour of Fibre Reinforced Cementitious Materials 2. Structure of Fibre Reinforced Cementitious Materials 3. Fibre-Cement Interactions: Stress Transfer, Bond and Pull-Out 4. Mechanics of Fibre Reinforced Cementitious Composites 5. Long Term Performance 6. Test Methods Part II: Cementitious Composites with Different Fibres 7. Steel Fibres 8. Glass Fibres 9. Asbestos Fibres 10. Synthetic Fibres 11. Natural Fibres 12. High Performance Systems 13. Continuous Reinforcement 14. Applications of Fibre Reinforced Concrete
Arnon Bentur is Professor of Civil Engineering at the National Building Research Institute and Dean of the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. He is the President Elect and Associate Editor of Materials and Structures (RILEM).
Sidney Mindess is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia, where he has taught in the Department of Civil Engineering since 1969. He hold a PhD from Standford University. His teaching and research interests are primarily in cement and concrete technology, with a particular interest in fibre reinforced concrete and the behaviour of concrete under impact loading. He has published extensively, and is engaged in consulting on concrete construction problems.