Concrete Slabs Strengthened with Basalt Fibres - Experimental Tests Results

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Cracks and microcracks can occur in concrete pavement slabs resting on the soil surface during their exploitation. These effects are the result of concreting method and environmental conditions. Nowadays, concrete pavement slabs are usually reinforced with steel grid placed in the middle of element's height. This solution is not completely satisfying because slab's response implicates non-uniform deformation which, in extreme situations, can lead to lose of the construction's integrity. The purpose of this work is to investigate for premising technology substitution of the steel grid with basalt short fibre. The main objective is to find optimum amount of fibres, test experimentally impact on the composite's properties and to determine select members capacity.

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Wlodarczyk, M., & Jedrzejewski, I. (2016). Concrete Slabs Strengthened with Basalt Fibres - Experimental Tests Results. In Procedia Engineering (Vol. 153, pp. 866–873). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2016.08.200

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