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Characteristics of steel and polymer based fibre concrete

Characteristics of steel and polymer based fibre concrete

Benoit De Rivaz

Abstract:

Fibre reinforcement has been used in concrete for
millennia. Thousands of years ago the Romans used fibre
reinforcement in their concrete - in the form of horse hair.
These days we particularly use steel and synthetic fibres.
Synthetic fibres are often marketed as being equal to steel
fibres. But is this realy true? This paper discusses various
material characteristics of steel and polymer fibres, with
special regards to the long-term performance.