SEAOSD October 23, 2018 Luncheon "Fiber-Reinforced Concrete; a Review on Design, Specifications, and Practice"

October 23, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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Stone Brewery Point Loma
2816 Historic Decatur Rd. #116
San Diego, CA 92106

Guest Speaker: Amir Bonakdar, Ph.D., P.E., Business Development Manager – Western Region, Euclid Chemical

Presentation Abstract
The new developments in the materials technology and the addition of field experience to the engineering knowledge have expanded the applications of fiber-reinforced concrete (FRC). Fibers are made with different materials and can provide different levels of crack control and tensile/flexural capacity for a concrete section, depending on the type, dosage, and performance. Standard tests are used for characterizing the performance of FRC and the results are used for design in various non-structural and structural applications. Some of the applications of FRC include residential and industrial floors, topping slabs, structural connections, precast and shotcrete. ACI 544.4R-2018: “Guide for Design with Fiber-Reinforced Concrete” is a recent publication with state-of-the-art information of fibers. This presentation will review the properties of fiber-reinforced concrete and the related ACI guides on design, specification and practice recommendations.

Speaker’s Biography
Amir Bonakdar is the business development manager for Euclid Chemical in the United States. He has a Master’s degree in structural engineering from the University of Tehran (2006) and a PhD from Arizona State University (2010). After graduation, Amir served as an engineering instructor and researcher at the university; working on implementing state-of-the-art research on fiber-reinforced concrete and concrete durability in practical applications. He joined the Euclid Chemical Company in 2013 to provide engineering support for the use of fibers in concrete applications. Amir is a registered professional engineer (PE) in the State of Arizona and is a member of ACI, PCI, ASTM, and SEA. He is a subcommittee chair for ACI-544.

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