Focus of research: nature of fibre-matrix interface, techniques for improving the contact considering the corrosion resistance (steel fibres), correlation between micro- and macro-scale properties of the final composite.
Micro-characterisation methods: scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, energy dispersive X-ray analysis, phase contrast micro-tomography.
Outcome: set of feasible and reasonable methods leading to predictable and good fibre-matrix contact.
-- DEM simulation of heterogeneous microstructure of concrete reinforced by steel fibres; effect of interfacial transition zone properties on steel fibre reinforced concrete cracking
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