The Asian Review of Civil Engineering (TARCE)
Case Study on Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum Panel in Mass House EconomicsAuthor : V. M. Mujeeb and R. Udhayasakthi
Volume 6 No.2 July-December 2017 pp 15-19
GFRC has advantage of being light weight and reducing the overall cost of construction bringing economy in construction. GFRC is concrete that uses Glass fibers for reinforcement instead of steel. The fibers cannot rust like steel, there is no need for a protective concrete cover thickness to prevent rusting. With the thin, hollow construction of GFRC products, they can weigh a fraction of weight of traditional precast concrete. This paper aims to determine compressive, flexural and tensile behavior of the glass fibers reinforced concrete and to contribute to the classification and specification of glass fibers reinforced concrete (GFRC) and to deal with the question if structural glass fibers reinforced concrete as a special kind of glass fibers reinforced concrete is suited for use in load – bearing members. Despite excellent material properties, the use of glass fibers in a concrete matrix is carried out so far only in non-structural elements or as a modification for the prevention of shrinkage cracks.
Glass Fiber, Gypsum, Mass House, Economics
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