Mechanical and Structural Behavior of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2024 | Viewed by 440
Interests: durability of structural materials; rheology of cementitious composites; reliability and numerical analysis; sustainable structures; development of new structural materials; textile reinforced concrete; fiber-reinforced concrete
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The research on fiber-reinforced concrete (FRC) goes back a long way. It started in the early 1900s and addressed several types of fibers, enabling the improvement of fiber distribution within the concrete, the enhancement of fiber geometry, the publication of design guides and the broadening of the fields of application. Nevertheless, researchers and engineers continue to explore new fiber materials and mix design strategies to push the boundaries of what FRC can achieve in terms of strength, durability, and sustainability.
This Special Issue of Applied Sciences welcomes studies focusing on the ongoing efforts in the research of the mechanical and structural performance of FRC. This includes novel applications of FRC beyond traditional construction, such as 3D printing, additive manufacturing, and architectural design possibilities; FRC design and performance prediction based on artificial intelligence; comprehensive cost–benefit analyses to evaluate the economic advantages of using FRC; the environmental impact of FRC, considering factors such as embodied energy, carbon footprint, and sustainable sourcing of fibers; fiber reinforced recycled aggregate concrete; validation of FRC performance in real-world applications; contributions to the refinement and development design codes and standards specific to FRC; studies on the effectiveness of blending different fiber types and combinations in FRC and its optimization; and the development of methods to ensure the most efficient fiber orientation within the concrete matrix, amongst others.
Prof. Dr. Rui Neves
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- fiber-reinforced concrete
- mechanical properties
- structural behavior
- tensile strength
- flexural strength
- impact resistance
- fiber types
- fiber orientation
- standards and guidelines
- fracture mechanics
- structural integrity
- cost–benefit analysis