Fatigue life and self-induced volumetric changes of CARDIFRC

Demetrios Nicolaides, A. Kanellopoulos, Bhushan Lal Karihaloo

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A class of ultra-high-performance fibre-reinforced cementitious composites (UHPFRCC) has been developed at Cardiff university and registered under the trade name CARDIFRC. The method of its production and its mechanical and fracture properties were reported previously in a series of papers in Magazine of Concrete Research. Here the results of recent fatigue and shrinkage tests on this material are reported. As with the mechanical and fracture properties, it is shown that an even and uniform distribution of fibres throughout the bulk of the material is crucial to its superior fatigue performance and to the reduction in the shrinkage strains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)679-683
Number of pages5
JournalMagazine of Concrete Research
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2010


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