The cost of civil infrastructure constitutes a major portion of the national wealth. Its rapid deterioration has thus created an urgent need for the development of novel, long-lasting and cost-effective methods for repair, retrofit and new construction. A promising new way of resolving this problem is to selectively use advanced composites, such as High-Performance Fiber Reinforced Cementitious Composites (HPFRCCs). The investigations conducted in North Carolina University have demonstrated that a special type of continuous fiber-mat HPFRCC, called SIMCON which stands for Slurry Infiltrated Mat Concrete, is well suited for the development of novel repair, retrofit and new-construction solutions that lead to economical and improved structural performance.
Fact Sheet ID Number
Composite Materials & Technologies
rapid deterioration, simcon, slurry infiltrated mat concrete, construction material
Date of this Version
ECT Team, Purdue, "SIMCON: Slurry Infiltrated Mat Concrete" (2007). ECT Fact Sheets. Paper 14.