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steel fibres which are extensively used in bridge and pavement structures.image

asked Feb 23 in Civil Engineering by Bhanu Chandu
edited Feb 23 by jiya | 23 views

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  • Reinforcing concrete with Steel fibres results in durable concrete with a high flexural and fatigue flexural strength, improved abrasion, spalling and impact resistance.

  • The elimination of conventional reinforcement, and in some cases the reduction in section thickness can contribute to some significant productivity improvements. Steel fibres can deliver significant cost savings, together with reduced material volume, more rapid construction and reduced labour costs.

  • The random distribution of Steel fibres in concrete ensures that crack free stress accommodation occurs throughout the concrete. Thus micro cracks are intercepted before they develop and impair the performance of the concrete.

  • Steel fibres are a far more economical design alternative. 

answered Feb 24 by anonymous