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Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Fibre Reinforced Concrete for Structural Applications

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid via Miríadax

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Descripción de curso
The use of fibres in concrete has become an attractive solution to substitute the conventional bar reinforcement. The advance in research and the appearance of new materials and codes with structural requirements has allowed fibre reinforced concrete (FRC) to progress. That is to say, if certain requirements are met with steel or plastic fibres, their contributions can be considered in the structural design with the use of an improved composite material with outstanding ductility. The course entitled Fibre Reinforced Concrete (FRC) for Structural Applications follows an increasing complexity order. Such a sequence permits the student to obtain high-level knowledge at the end of the course and maintain initial motivation. Therefore, the first module will offer a concise introduction to the concepts of FRC and structural fibres. Such initial concepts will support the following and second module, in which real and recent applications of FRC will be reviewed with the experience of specialists and Sika expertise. The third module, which is the most technical one, will review the structural capacities of steel and polyolefin fibres. Such fibre types are those commonly named structural fibres. Following the sequence, the fourth module will provide updated knowledge about glass fibre reinforced concrete. In order to conclude the course, the fifth module will offer a complete overview of the use of FRC in combination with other high-perfomance concrete types such as self-compacting concrete and high-strength concrete.


Module 0. Presentation
Module 1. Introduction to fibre reinforced concrete and structural fibres
Module 2. Applications of FRC
Module 3. Structural fibre reinforced concrete: SFRC and PFRC
Module 4. Glass fibre reinforced concrete (GRC)
Module 5. High-perfomance concrete combined with FRC

Taught by

Alejandro Enfedaque, Jaime Gálvez and Marcos García Alberti


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