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What is the difference between Reinforced cement concrete and Fibre Reinforced Concrete?

What is the difference between Reinforced cement concrete and Fibre Reinforced Concrete?

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Seth Morgan
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Reinforced cement concrete (RCC) is a composite material in which relatively low tensile strength and ductility of concrete are reinforced by the inclusion of reinforcement bars that have higher tensile strength or ductility.

However, fiber Reinforced Concrete can be defined as a composite material consisting of mixtures of cement, mortar, or concrete and discontinuous, discrete, uniformly dispersed suitable fibers. Fiber-reinforced concrete are of different types and properties with many advantages. Continuous meshes, woven fabrics, and long wires or rods are not considered to be discrete fibers.

To read more on FRC please visit the following link: https://theconstructor.org/concrete/fiber-reinforced-concrete/150/

Reinforced concrete is the kind of concrete you’ll normally see. It’s reinforced with steel rebars to compensate for the low tensile strength of plain concrete.

What is the difference between Reinforced cement concrete and Fibre Reinforced Concrete?

Fiber reinforced concrete is one in which the steel rebars are replaced with fibrous material pre added into the concrete mix so as to have this fibrous material embedded as reinforcement in the finished concrete. The fibres used vary from steel, plastic, synthetics, polymers, natural fibres and some more.