TC Objectives

High Performance Fibre Reinforced Cementitious Composites (HPFRCC) is a unique class of concrete material exhibiting strain-hardening behavior under uniaxial tension, in contrast to tension-softening behavior in most other concrete materials. The development of HPFRCC has been rapid in the last decade, and especially in the last several years, to the point where industrial applications are being developed. Despite the obvious advantages of HPFRCC and significant amount of research world-wide, there remains a number of obstacles to their wide adoption in practice. The broad objective of this Committee is to identify and develop systematic solutions to these obstacles in relation to structural design, material property characterization and testing, and field execution. The focus will be on structural use of HPFRCC, so that the linkage between materials and structures must be emphasized in all aspects of work of this TC.