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Title: Plastic-glass fiber reinforcement for reinforced and prestressed concrete. Report 2, Summary of information available 1 July 1955 to 1 January 1959 : a Corps of Engineers research and development report
Authors: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Keywords: Fiber-reinforced concrete
Glass fibers
Prestressed concrete
Issue Date: Nov-1959
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical memorandum
Preface: Report 1 of this series was issued in November 1955 and summarized information available as of l July 1955 on the use of plastic and fiber glass as reinforcement for concrete. Subsequently, the January and February 1958 issues of Highway Research Abstracts carried reports of additional fiber-glass reinforcement studies made in Russia and Germany. Prompted by such reports, on 28 August 1958 authority was provided in the third endorsement from the Chief of Engineers to a letter dated 10 February 1958, subject, "Plastic-Glass Fiber Reinforcement for Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete," to reactivate the investigation for the purpose of compiling, summarizing, and reviewing developments between July 1955 and January 1959, and to publish the results of such a review, together with appropriate recommendations, in a second report. This second report was prepared as a part of the subproject, "Engineering Studies and Investigation, Ground Mobility Research" (8-70-01-400). Report 2 was prepared under the supervision of Mr. Thomas B. Kennedy, Chief, Concrete Division, by Mr. Leonard Pepper, Chief, Chemistry Section, and Mr. Bryant Mather, Chief, Special Investigations Branch, Concrete Division, U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station. The assistance of the following is greatly appreciated: Mr. Arthur W. Van Heuckeroth and Mr. Solomon Goldfein, Materials Branch, U. S. Army Engineer Research and Development Laboratories, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Prof. Myle J. Holley, Jr., Department of Civil and Sanitary Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Mr. Rudolph C. Valore, Jr., Director of Research and Development, Texas Industries, Inc., Dallas, Texas; and Mr. M. W. Ettenson, Marketing Research, Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation, New York, New York. Col. Edmund H. Lang, CE, was Director of the Waterways Experiment Station during preparation of this report. Mr. J. B. Tiffany was Technical Director.
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