Properties & Applications of Fiber Reinforced Concrete

Faisal Wafa
1990 Journal of King Abdulaziz University-Engineering Sciences  
Fiber reinforced concrete (FRC) is a new structural material which is gaining increasing importance. Addition of fiber reinforcement in discrete form improves many engineering properties of concrete. Currently, very little research work is being conducted within the Kingdom using this new material. This paper describes the different types of fibers and the application of FRC in different areas. It also presents the result of research about the mechanical properties of FRC using straight as well
more » ... ng straight as well as hooked steel fibers available in the region, 49 50 Faisal Fouad Wafa Fiber Types Fibers are produced from different materials in various shapes and sizes. Typical fiber materials are[2,31; Steel Fibers Straight, crimped, twisted, hooked, ringed, and paddled ends. Diameter range from 0.25 to 0.76mm. Glass Fibers Straight. Diameter ranges from 0.005 to 0.015mm (may be bonded together to form elements with diameters of 0.13 to 1.3mm). Natural Organic and Mineral Fibers Wood, asbestos, cotton, bamboo, and rockwool. They come in wide range of sizes. Polypropylene Fibers Plain, twisted, fibrillated, and with buttoned ends. Other Synthetic Fibers Kevlar, nylon, and polyester. Diameter ranges from 0.02 to 0.38mm.
doi:10.4197/eng.2-1.4 fatcat:eyipvnjetrgubhxq2qzu5k4j2y