Fibers are the new generation of temperature-shrinkage reinforcement that surpasses, both technically and economically, the old generation of rusting Welded Wire Fabric (WWF).
|Fiber Reinforcement Holding the
|Single-Plane of WWF Typically Lies
Rusting on the Subgrade
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Introducing THE Complete Manual of Fiber Reinforced Concrete (FRC) Design.
This Manual, developed specifically for engineers, is a complete package of basic FRC information. It is arranged and divided into four, distinct FRC information guides — Topics, Specification Writing, Resources and Q & A. Whether you need details on how to write specifications for an FRC project or you simply have an FRC question, you can immediately locate just the information you need when you need it.
Provides detailed information on all of the key FRC topics from broad to specific.
Guides you step-by-step through the spec-writing process beginning with the concrete application to the reinforcement requirements, fiber selection, recommended fiber dosages, specification development and supporting references and documentation.
Includes all of the details, resources, definitions, product descriptions, tests and reports you need to support your FRC project from A to Z.
Delivers brief, or more detailed as appropriate, answers to a single or a series of your FRC questions.
Fibers, distributed throughout the concrete, produce more durable,
Why Fiber Reinforced Concrete (FRC)?
When VALUE ENGINEERING is the process used to address plastic shrinkage and temperature shrinkage in concrete, FRC delivers on both the technical and economic benefits of the long-term durability equation for concrete reinforcement, while Welded Wire Fabric (WWF) contributes little or nothing.
Three-dimensionally distributed fiber reinforcement provides additional quantifiable benefits to the concrete not available from the use of Welded Wire Fabric (WWF).
Fibers Outperform WWF
FRC's VALUE-ADDED benefits include increased impact resistance and surface abrasion resistance as well as reduced permeability. These durability-enhancing benefits mean that the fibers furnish a proactive reinforcement system that provides longer life at a lower in-place cost.
All of the Answers related to the Questions about plastic shrinkage and temperature shrinkage in concrete lead to replacing WWF with FRC. Review the Q&A Guide for all of the facts.
The 3-dimensional fiber reinforcement proactively intercepts and halts crack growth at the point of origin.