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Concrete Flooring Industry Solutions-Case Study

Supplier: Elastoplastic Concrete
19 October, 2009

The aim of this analysis was to compare the relative performance of steel mesh vs Barchip Kyodo synthetic fibre in a simulated concrete floor failure

Concrete Flooring Industry

  • Residential Slabs
  • Roads
  • Pavements
  • Driveways
  • Industrial & Commercial Flooring

Case study #1

Barchip fibre vs Steel mesh

The Following Pictures And Graph Form A Brief Summary Of Concrete Flooring Research Undertaken By Dr. Stefan Bernard In Australia.

The aim of this analysis was to compare the relative performance of steel mesh vs Barchip Kyodo synthetic fibre in a simulated concrete floor failure.

The test method involved casting 1200mm (47") diameter x 125mm (5") thick concrete panels and testing them on a rubber support to simulate a sub grade soil reaction.

Specimen

  • F62 steel mesh

Description

  • 6mm wire @ 200mm centres(1/4" wire @ 8" centres)

Specimen  

  • Barchip Kyodo fibre

Description

  • 3.5 kg per cubic metre (6 lbs per cubic yard)

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