Fibre Reinforced Concrete and Recycled Fibres Workshop
As part of the Sheffield Innovation Programme, join the team from iCAIR (The Integrated Civil and Infrastructure Research Centre) at the University of Sheffield to find out more about this area of expertise and ongoing research.
Fibres are used to improve the flexural toughness and ductility of concrete. Fibre-reinforced concrete (FRC) increases speed of construction and may even eliminate the need for conventional reinforcement. FRC is used in a range of specialised applications, such as pavements and thin precast elements.
Topics in this area include optimisation of fibre sorting and mixing methods, experimental and analytical investigation of the structural performance of FRC, development of innovative FRC products as well as development of analysis and design tools. Looking at industrially-produced glass and steel fibres as well as fibres produced from post-consumer products, such as tyres.
Join us for breakfast on the 28th April 2017 to find out more...