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Glass fiber reinforced concrete exclusive assets and applications in construction

Show simple item record Tabalvandani, MS Biria, HA Siaestalkhi, PK 2013-11-30T18:39:27Z 2013-11-30T18:39:27Z 2013-12-01
dc.description.abstract Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete or (GFRC) is a composite that has glass fibers instead of steel strands for its reinforcement. Removing the steel reinforcement not only weakened, but also omitted steel erosion, corrosion, and their future repair costs, steel reinforcement costs, optimal coverage, and etc. In this research, several sources were studied to determine and clarify GFRC’s applications in order to compare its featured properties with other fibers. Different figures and tables provided that show and compare physical and mechanical properties of GFRC and other fiber reinforcement. GFRC can be used wherever a light, strong, weather resistant, attractive, fire resistant, impermeable material is required. It has remarkable physical and mechanical assets. GFRC properties are dependent on the quality of materials and accuracy of production method. Despite its wide range applications in architecture the chief goal is to show and introduce important structural purposes, for instance: anti rust characteristics of GFRC made it a good replacement for water and sewer pipes and tanks, a thin protective layer of GFRC on concrete beams and columns can increase their durability in fire as well as low temperatures and generally it is a good replacement for susceptible materials in difficult environments. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Fiber Reinforcement en_US
dc.subject Glass fiber en_US
dc.subject GFRC en_US
dc.subject Composite en_US
dc.subject Lightweight concrete en_US
dc.subject Durable en_US
dc.title Glass fiber reinforced concrete exclusive assets and applications in construction en_US
dc.type Conference-Full-text en_US
dc.identifier.year 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.conference International Conference on Structural Engineering Construction and Management en_US Kandy en_US

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