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Durability of Strain-Hardening Fibre-Reinforced Cement-Based Composites (SHCC)

  • F. Wittmann
  • G. Van Zijl

Part of the RILEM State of the Art Reports book series (RILEM State Art Reports, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-1
  2. Gideon P.A.G. van Zijl, Folker H. Wittmann
    Pages 1-8
  3. Byung H. Oh, Petr Kabele
    Pages 41-58
  4. Romildo D. Toledo Filho, Eduardo M.R. Fairbairn, Volker Slowik
    Pages 59-71
  5. Folker H. Wittmann
    Pages 73-79
  6. Atsuhisa Ogawa, Hideki Hoshiro
    Pages 81-88
  7. Viktor Mechtcherine, Frank Altmann
    Pages 89-111
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 10-10

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • F. Wittmann
    • 1
  • G. Van Zijl
    • 2
  1. 1.Aedificat Institute Freiburg (AIF)FreiburgGermany
  2. 2., Civil Engineering DepartmentStellenbosch UniversityStellenboschSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Durability of Strain-Hardening Fibre-Reinforced Cement-Based Composites (SHCC)
  • Editors G.P.A.G. Van Zijl
    F.H. Wittmann
  • Series Title RILEM State of the Art Reports
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information RILEM 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-94-007-0337-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-007-3466-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-007-0338-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 140
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Building Materials
    Building Repair and Maintenance
    Structural Materials
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