Special Issue "Fiber-Reinforced Polymers and Fiber-Reinforced Cement Composites as Concrete Reinforcement"
A special issue of Fibers (ISSN 2079-6439).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2021).
Interests: reinforced concrete (RC); testing; repair; strengthening; fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP); self-compacting concrete (SCC); steel fiber-reinforced concrete (SFRC); damage detection; structural health monitoring (SHM); piezoelectric sensors
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Special Issue in Fibers: Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete Behaviour
Reinforced concrete (RC) structural members have originally been designed using steel reinforcing bars and stirrups. In recent decades, innovative materials manufactured out of glass, carbon, aramid, or basalt continuous fibers in polymer matrix (fiber-reinforced polymers or FRPs) have been proposed as alternatives for the substitution of traditional steel reinforcement or for retrofitting applications in RC structures.
Further, the addition of discontinuous fibers in concrete has long been recognized as a non-conventional mass reinforcement that enhances the mechanical properties of concrete. Fiber-reinforced concrete with short randomly distributed fibers exhibits significant resistance to the formation and growth of cracks, increased post-cracking ductility and energy dissipation capacity.
FRPs and non-metallic fiber-reinforced cement-based composites are both recommended in cases where the possibility of corrosion in steel RC structures may cause serious safety and financial concerns in harsh environments. The lightweight, non-corrosive, and non-magnetic nature of these composite materials are some of the attractive characteristics that make them a promising reinforcement technique in new RC construction and rehabilitation/strengthening works of existing deficient RC structures.
This Special Issue brings together experimental and analytical studies aiming to further knowledge and provide a comprehensive overview of the latest advancements in FRPs and fiber-reinforced cement composites and their utilization as internal or externally applied reinforcing material. We are especially interested in studies addressing the following aspects (amongst others): mechanical properties, cracking performance, bond behavior, tension stiffening, rehabilitation, repair and strengthening techniques, structural shapes of the fiber composites such as bars, rods, ropes, sheets, laminates, short fibers, and numerical simulation under various loading conditions. Original research papers, case studies, communications, and authoritative review articles are all invited for this Special Issue.
Papers selected for this Special Issue will be subject to a rigorous peer-review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments, and applications.Dr. Constantin Chalioris
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- reinforced concrete (RC)
- fiber-reinforced polymers (FRPs)
- fiber-reinforced cement-based composites
- geogrid reinforcement
- tension stiffening
- mechanical properties
- bond behavior
- numerical modeling
- structural behavior
- field applications
- case studies