Report on the Measurement of Fresh State Properties and Fiber Dispersion of Fiber- Reinforced Concrete
|Publication Date:||1 May 2017|
This report applies to the measurement of fresh state and fiber-dispersion properties of both conventionally mixed and placed (vibrated) FRC and fiber-reinforced self-consolidating concrete (FR-SCC) using steel, glass, polymeric carbon, minerals (such as basalt), and natural fibers.
The test methods reported herein are also applicable to ultra-high-performan
This report does not relate to thin glass FRC or mortar products produced by the spray-up process. The Prestressed Concrete Institute (1981), International Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association (2016a,b), and ASTM C1116/ C1116M contain recommendations for test methods for these spray-up materials.
Measurement of the properties of fiber-reinforced shotcrete (FRS) that contain the aforementioned fiber types can be performed using the test methods described herein. Special procedures may be required to cast specimens or obtain them from existing structures, as well as to measure properties specific to shotcreting technology. Relevant provisions can be found in ACI 506.2.