Durability of Strain-Hardening Fibre-Reinforced Cement-Based Composites (SHCC) [electronic resource] / edited by F. Wittmann, G. Van Zijl.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: RILEM State of the Art Reports: 4Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 2011Description: XII, 140 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9789400703384Subject(s): Engineering | Building construction | Materials | Engineering | Building Materials | Building Repair and Maintenance | Structural MaterialsAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 691 LOC classification: TA401-492Online resources: Click here to access online
Foreword -- Introduction -- Durability under mechanical Load - Micro-crack Formation -- Durability under Chemical loads -- Durability under Thermal Loads -- Durability under Combined Loads -- Durability of Fibres -- Durability of Structural Elements and Structures -- Durability, Economical, Ecological, and Social Aspects: Life-cycle Considerations -- Key Words Index.
Strain-Hardening Fibre-Reinforced Cement-Based Composites (SHCC) were named after their ability to resist increased tensile force after crack formation, over a significant tensile deformation range. The increased resistance is achieved through effective crack bridging by fibres, across multiple cracks of widths in the micro-range. Whether these small crack widths are maintained under sustained, cyclic or other load paths, and whether the crack width limitation translates into durability through retardation of ingress of moisture, gas and other deleterious matter, are scrutinized in this book by evaluation of test results from several laboratories internationally. The durability of SHCC under mechanical, chemical, thermal and combined actions is considered, both for the composite and the fibre types typically used in SHCC. The compilation of this state-of-the-art report has been an activity of the RILEM TC 208-HFC, Subcommittee 2: Durability, during the committee life 2005-2009.