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Development of high strength self-compacting fibre reinforced concrete for prefabricated concrete industry

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posted on 2019-01-01, 00:00 authored by Estela Oliari Garcez, Muhammad Ikramul KabirMuhammad Ikramul Kabir, Mahbube SubhaniMahbube Subhani, Alastair MacLeodAlastair MacLeod, Andras Fehervari, M Hall, P Moulton
Prefabricated construction is an emerging industry in Australia and considered a key mechanism to boost productivity in the construction industry. The use of fibre reinforced concrete has a huge potential in the prefabricated industry as the concrete can be delivered straight to the precast mould, eliminating in many cases the steel reinforcement, thus increasing production quotas and cost savings. Such results can be further improved by utilising self-compacting concrete reinforced with fibres. Although the use of steel fibres as reinforcement is now well established, in the precast industry thin walls and shape of the moulds can be a limitation to steel fibre as well as work health and safety concerns for handling. Under such conditions, the use of polymeric fibres can be extremely beneficial, reducing labour hours and placement time as well as improving safety. This paper reports the development of high strength self-compacting fibre reinforced concrete for application in prefabricated concrete industry, exploring the effect of Forta-Ferro and ReoShore fibres on concrete fresh and mechanical properties.

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Event

Advances in Civil Engineering and Materials & Sustainable Bio-composite Materials and Structures. International Conference & World Symposium (1st : 2018 : Nanjing, China)

Volume

275

Series

MATEC Web Conf.

Publisher

EDP Sciences

Location

Nanjing, China

Place of publication

London, Eng.

Start date

2018-11-09

End date

2018-11-11

ISSN

2261-236X

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1 Full written paper - refereed

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2019, The Authors

Title of proceedings

ACEM and SBMS1 2018 : Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering and Materials and 1st World Symposium on Sustainable Bio-composite Materials and Structures

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