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Volume 275, 20191st International Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering and Materials (ACEM1) and 1st World Symposium on Sustainable Bio-composite Materials and Structures (SBMS1) (ACEM2018 and SBMS1)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||New Materials and Structural Engineering|
|Published online||13 March 2019|
Development of high strength self-compacting fibre reinforced concrete for prefabricated concrete industry
1 Deakin University Geelong, School of Engineering, Waurn Ponds, VIC 3216, Australia
2 Deakin University Geelong, Institute for Frontier Materials, Melbourne, VIC 3125, Australia
3 Aus Pits, Holmes Nominees (Aust) Pty Ltd, Geelong, Australia
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prefabricated construction is an emerging industry in Australia and considered a key mechanism to boost productivity in the construction industry. The use of fibre reinforced concrete has a huge potential in the prefabricated industry as the concrete can be delivered straight to the precast mould, eliminating in many cases the steel reinforcement, thus increasing production quotas and cost savings. Such results can be further improved by utilising self-compacting concrete reinforced with fibres. Although the use of steel fibres as reinforcement is now well established, in the precast industry thin walls and shape of the moulds can be a limitation to steel fibre as well as work health and safety concerns for handling. Under such conditions, the use of polymeric fibres can be extremely beneficial, reducing labour hours and placement time as well as improving safety. This paper reports the development of high strength self-compacting fibre reinforced concrete for application in prefabricated concrete industry, exploring the effect of Forta-Ferro and ReoShore fibres on concrete fresh and mechanical properties.
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