Textile Reinforced Concrete
Textile reinforced concrete (TRC) has emerged in recent years as an attractive new high performance cement-based composite. Textiles can significantly improve the mechanical behavior of cement matrices under static and dynamic conditions, and give superior tensile strength, toughness, ductility, energy absorption and protection against environmental degrading influences.
Mechanics of Fiber and Textile Reinforced Cement Composites
Documenting the composite action of fibers and textiles, the book develops and explains methods for manufacturing and testing cement composites. Methods to design and analyze structures for reduced weight, increased durability, and minimization of cement use are also examined. The book demonstrates that using a higher volume fraction of fiber systems can result in composites that are quasi-elastic plastic. Speaking to the need to optimize structural performance and sustainability in construction, this comprehensive and cohesive reference requires readers to rethink the traditional design and manufacturing of reinforced concrete structures.
Fibre Reinforced Concrete
ACI-fib International Published July 2014
Transport Properties and Concrete Quality
This title is based on the workshop on Transport Properties & Concrete Quality, held at the campus of Arizona State University on October 10-12, 2005. During this meeting, scientific aspects of the relevant relationships between materials, mechanisms, processes, and service life were discussed. Provides a useful resource for understanding the most valuable aspects of cement-based materials, with topics ranging from the current state of practice, to theory, simulation, and testing and specifications. Logically organized and carefully selected articles give insight into the need to better integrate aspects of materials science, mechanics, modeling, and testing in developing tools of understanding the durability in cement-based materials.
Archival Publications & Presentations
National & International Committee Memberships
- American Concrete Institute, Committee 544-Fiber Reinforced Concrete, Chair
- RILEM, Member of Technical Activities Committee