Evaluation of Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete Panels for Use in Military Construction.
Final technical rept.,
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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Glass fiber reinforced concrete GFRC materials are investigated for potential use in military construction, especially as exterior building panels. Because GFRC technology is relatively new, long-term durability data are lacking. However, reliable aging tests have been designed that allow the materials performance to be predicted past the 50-year lifetime required for military construction. Results indicate GFRC panels are suitable for use in military construction. The materials may, in many cases, provide an economical alternative to conventional construction. The recommendation for their acceptance includes the stipulation that proven methods to be used in the panels design and application e.g. steel stud frame backup and L anchors.
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