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Since its first use in the early 70s fibre reinforcement has been successfully applied in numerous projects all over the world for underground. Fibre Reinforced Concrete (FRC) is one of the most used support methods used in the following  underground applications of concrete: 

Spray concrete lining    Precast Segments Cast in Place final lining Mining
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This Engineering Corner will support designers, contractors and clients on the use of FRC, both in tunneling and mining. It's an interactive knowledge platform dedicated to the use of FRC in tunneling and mining. 

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Durability
Paper

This paper presents the latest developments in concrete technology achieved on
recent tunnel projects in the Middle East region.

Carola Edvardsen, Anders Solgaard and Tamas Bodri

Polymer vs Steel Fibres
Article

Tunnelling Journal article April-May issue.

Materials and technologies that speed up installation and lower lifetime costs are finally coming of age. By Kristina Smith

Polymer vs Steel Fibres
Paper

Norwegian Public Roads Administration, Tunnel and concrete division, Norway.

As of November 2015, macro polypropylene fibre (polymer fibre) is prohibited in Norwegian road tunnels, and steel fibre is currently the only alternative for fibre reinforcement of sprayed concrete.

 

Durability
Paper

8th International Symposium on Sprayed Concrete. Modern use of wet mix sprayed concrete for underground support. Trondheim, Norway, 11-14 June 2018.

FRC in Grand Paris project
FRC
Article
Bouygues Travaux Publics has demonstrated that conventional reinforced concrete segments can be replaced by fibre-reinforced concrete segments.
SFRC in Segmental Lining
FRC
Article

The loading tests, object of the present report, are carried out on precast tunnel segments in FRC produced in the Laboratory of Materials and Structures of the Civil Engineering Department of the University of Rome Tor Vergata.

Precast Segments Reinforced with Steel Fibres
FRC
Standard

RECOMMENDATION OF AFTES N°GT38R1A1

© Tunnels et Espace Souterrain n° 238 - July/August 2013

General Tunnelling
Durability
Article

© TunnelTalk - April 2016

Author: Pierre Rossi

Cast-in-Place
FRC
Article

Dramix® 5D Steel Fibres - A Fibre Revolution

© Tunnelling Journal - Issue November 2016

FRC
Paper
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South Hartford Conveyance and Storage Tunnel (South Tunnel)

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