Cost competitive steel fibre reinforced self-compacting concrete for structural applications

A mix design for Steel Fibre Reinforced Self-Compacting Concrete (SFRSCC) was developed for application in lightweight panels as building facades. Concrete precast industry is one of the most suited industries for the use of SFRSCC, as it has the potential not only to use the mix composition but also other steps leading to make structural elements. Since precast element’s demoulding should be carried out as soon as possible for economic reasons, the influence of age on mechanical properties of SFRSCC was assessed by compression and flexural tests. to understand the full potential of SFRSCC in structural applications such as panels, prototypes were made and subjected to flexural and punching loads. The results confirmed the advantages of fibre reinforcement. Finally, a scale panel was made and tested in an industrial environment, to prove the technology transfer from laboratory to factory.

Barros, J.A.O.; Lourenço, L.A.P.; Varma, R.K.; Gonçalves, D.M.F., “Cost competitive steel fibre reinforced self-compacting concrete for structural applications”, The Indian Concrete Journal, 83(8), 14-26, August 2009. http://hdl.handle.net/1822/13536

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