Advances in Fiber Reinforced Concrete

by Antoine E. Naaman, Univ of Michigan, Dep of Civil, Engineering, Ann Arbor, MI, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Design, Cementitious Products, and Case Histories


The idea of using strong discontinuous fibers as reinforcement for concrete seems to have been both a seduction and a challenge to many civil engineers. Adding the reinforcement to the mixer in the form of fibers, simply like adding aggregates or admixtures, to create a homogeneous, isotropic, moldable structural material is a dream that has started more than a century ago, is still in the making today, and is not far from being attained.

Subject Headings: Fiber reinforced concrete | Fibers | Construction materials | Fiber reinforced composites | Reinforced concrete | Aggregates | Homogeneity | Concrete

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