This research has tackled the major problem in the field of sprayed fibre
reinforced concrete composites, the lack of detailed design information. An extensive
series of sprayed fibre concrete field trials and laboratory testing of hardened specimens
was complemented by an investigation of flexural testing of cast specimens. Post-cracking
toughness and ductility were examined in accordance with the current ASTM
(1989a) proposals for toughness index determination. Some of the requirements of
ASTM standard C1018 were shown to be impractical. [Continues.]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.