Fibres can improve the toughness and ductility of concrete in industrial floors, tunnels, mining, security structures and heavy duty pavements, where conventional reinforcement systems are often impractical. There are a large number of fibre types available, so it is important to understand how these fibres work and to predict the resulting behaviour through models and design-based approaches. Best practice is tending towards hybrid fibre systems which provide additive and complementary forms of reinforcement. Concrete is being pushed further in terms of its structural form and behaviour, balanced against the need for sustainable solutions and practices. Fibres have an important role to play in the achievement of these and this volume covers the latest developments in this field. A total of 39 papers are included, which include keynote papers by leading international experts. This volume forms Volume 6 of the six-volume set of proceedings of the International Congress 'Concrete: construction's sustainable option', organised by the Concrete Technology Unit of the University of Dundee in July 2008, and available as a set, ref. EP92, ISBN 978-1-84806-043-2.
|Number of pages||458|
|Publication status||Published - 4 Jul 2008|