Steel fiber reinforced concrete (SFRC) is still somewhat new to many structural engineers, but its uses are gaining in popularity, and structural engineers should become more familiar with its use, design, and practical applications. Clients are always looking for new, innovative, and cost effective solutions, and SFRC may be the answer on your next project.
In the February 2020 SE University session, Claire Gandee, from Bekaert, presented Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete. Claire reviewed the basics of steel fiber reinforced concrete (SFRC) and covered the applicable code references for the design of SFRC. She also covered the design approaches typically used for SFRC and made practical recommendations for specifying and for the placement/finishing of SFRC. Claire explained the benefits of using SFRC including possible economic savings.
Claire reviewed many of the practical aspects of placing and finishing when using SFRC. To hear Claire cover many of her frequently asked questions about SFRC, watch this short 4 minute video: