The leading international authorities bring together in this contributed volume the latest research and current thinking on advanced fiber reinforced cement composites. Under rigorous editorial control, 13 chapters map out the key properties and behaviour of these materials, which promise to extend their applications into many more areas in the coming years.
'The volume includes very valuable contributions that may be of interest not only for professors, researchers and Ph.D students but also for practitioners who intend to learn the behaviour and applicability of high performance fibre reinforced cement composites' - Cement and Concrete Research
'The published papers give an overview of the leading edge of this field and provide a reference base to build on.' - The Structural Engineer
Preface. Workshop. Acknowledgments. Characterization of high performance fiber reinforced cement composites HPFRCC. Specific production manufacturing issues. Micromechanical models of mechanical response of HPFRCC. Cyclic behaviour, fatigue strength, endurance limit and models for fatigue behaviour of FRC. Fiber-matrix interfaces. Toughness characterization and toughening mechanism. Computer models. Reinforced and prestressed concrete using HPFRCC matrices. Bond of reinforcing bars and prestressing tendons in HPFRCC matrices. Standard testing. Infrastructural repair and retrofit with HPFRCCs. Practical structural applications of FRC and HPFRCC. Future research needs in the field of HPFRCC. Summary of presentations and discussions. Author index. Subject index.