An alternative to conventional steel reinforcement?

Steel-fiber-reinforced concrete for lining segments

To an increasing extent, specifiers envisage the use of steel fibers instead of conventional steel reinforcement to resist tensile forces in lining segments of tunnels or large sewers. Particularly on an international scale, this move is triggered by the necessity to build with steel-reinforced concrete under extreme conditions, for instance with respect to groundwater chloride content, and to enable service lives of more than 100 years. Whereas splitting tensile forces must be absorbed in the seal area during driving, the compressive strength of concrete would often be sufficient in installed...

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The guideline “Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete” published by the German Committee for Reinforced Concrete (DAfStb) in 2012 regulates the punching shear design of steel fiber reinforced flat slabs...

Issue 2017-02 New possible applications

High flexural tensile strength concrete

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Issue 2018-02 Current investigations of high-tensile concrete

Carbon-fiber reinforcement combined with the orientation effect of 3D pressure

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Issue 2018-02 Steel-fiber-reinforced concrete components

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A comprehensive computation and design tool for rectangular cross-sections made from steel-fiber-reinforced concrete and concrete reinforced with both steel rebar and fibers was developed using...

Issue 2020-02 Steel fiber-reinforced concrete members

Experimental and practice-related investigations on anchoring and transmission of forces

The “steel fiber-reinforced concrete” composite material finds more and more fields of application and is increasingly used for the production of precast concrete elements. For this reason, the...