Concrete Metallic Fibers in the Architectural Design: study of physicochemical characteristics and optimization of its formulation
Document typeConference report
PublisherGIRAS. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Rights accessOpen Access
For twenty years, the study of building materials including concrete adopted more scientific approaches. It seeks to identify the phenomena, physicochemical underlying the behavior of concrete. Indeed; the field of building materials has gone through many changes to improve the provision of both rheological material plane as the plane of the structure, such as fiber reinforced concrete. This study is part of research of the most successful properties in view of overcoming the disadvantages of conventional concrete, in terms of mechanical strength and post-cracking behavior but also a need to improve the ductility of this material facing various stresses, in favor of the architectural-design. For this, we considered the sum different formulation methods of fibrous concrete, studying one of the most important criteria that is handling. Focusing more closely to the components of the special reinforcement material (metal fiber), we chose to use two completely different types of fibers to one another. The reinforcing incorporation in the concrete matrix requires optimization of the fiber content because overdosing or underdosing creates an imbalance in the strength and workability of the material. Therefore, it has been found and this through a comparative approach with a control concrete (without fiber), the influence of the fiber addition on the workability of the concrete is distinct see considerable.
CitationMeddour, N.; Djebri, B. Concrete Metallic Fibers in the Architectural Design: study of physicochemical characteristics and optimization of its formulation. A: Arquitectonics. "International Conference Arquitectonics Network: Architecture, Education and Society, Barcelona, 3-5 June 2015: Final papers". Barcelona: GIRAS. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2015.