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Doing more and doing better with fiber reinforced Shotcrete
Design and testing comparison

by Antoine Gagnon and Marc Jolin

This paper discusses the design and testing methods used in the application of fiber reinforced shotcrete (FRS). Discover what tools and materials allow designers to unlock the full potential of this extremely versatile and useful material. 

“Courtesy of the American Concrete Institute, www.concrete.org”

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A Service Limit State Design Approach for SFRC Tunnel Linings
High-pressure grouting research for tunneling

By Potiris Psomas

In this paper, Potiris Psomas, Director of Tunnel Structures at Cowie UK, looks at how to estimate mean crack-width for ‘strain-softening’ SFRCs which are usually adopted in tunnel- and shaft-lining applications.
 
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New Generation FRC Segments
By Benoit De Rivaz 

In this paper, Benoit de Rivaz, Technical Manager at Bekaert explains how the inclusion of steel fibers in precast concrete segments can bring environmental, economic and durability benefits.


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