What is it about?

The research consists of experimental testing of samples made of concrete reinforced with different types of fibres (steel, macro-polypropylene and micro-polypropylene fibres) . The tests consisted of compressive strength, split tensile strength, density, and workability.

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Why is it important?

This is original research that looks into the effect of different fibres on the behaviour of concrete, without any admixture. It offers a very good comparative study with some very useful and novel finding.


I hope this article will be of great use to anyone interested into the technology and the manufacture of concrete, and anyone interested in improving its characteristics , such as strength or durability. The research comprises experimental work, which is always very exciting to do, and sometimes with unpredictable outcomes.

Professor Messaoud Saidani
Coventry University

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This page is a summary of: Behaviour of different types of fibre reinforced concrete without admixture, Engineering Structures, April 2016, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2016.01.041.
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