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International Workshop:
Fiber Reinforced Concrete: from Design to Structural Applications

Tempe, Arizona
Sept. 18-20, 2023

Paper Submission Guide

Full-length papers should be limited to a maximum of 10 pages (inclusive of the abstract, all figures, tables, and references). More details about formatting and paper template can be found in the attached files.

MS word Paper Template

MS WORD Template

Paper Template PDF Version

PDF Template

The Extended Abstracts should be limited to 2 pages and provide sufficient information related to the work to be presented at the workshop. The Extended Abstracts should follow the full paper template. The authors are required to use the template file for preparing their final paper to be submitted.

Call for papers- important dates

Abstract submission: by March 7th, 2023 (the date for abstract submission has been Extended )
Abstract acceptance: by March 15th, 2023
Paper submission: by May 15th , 2023
Papers reviewed and returned to authors, Notification of acceptance: July 15th, 2023
Final papers submitted for final review: August 1st, 2023

The first International Workshop on Advanced in Fiber Reinforced Concrete was held in Bergamo, Italy,
in 2004, with the intention of developing structural design methodologies for fiber-reinforced concrete
design. This workshop was attended by about 20 researchers and was followed by an increasing number
of participants at the second and third workshops in 2014 and 2018 in Montreal, Canada, and Lake Garda,
Italy, respectively. We are now witnessing considerable progress made worldwide in using FRC in
structural applications, introduced in design codes and guidelines. To increase technical exchanges,
members of three organizations: ACI, fib, and RILEM, have all been supportive of this cross-disciplinary
effort or materials, mechanics, and Structural Engineering allowing us to proceed with another
International Workshop on Fiber Reinforced Concrete: from Design to Structural Applications, and the
city of Tempe, Arizona and the campus of Arizona State University was selected to host this event.

This workshop aims to provide State-of-the-Art on the recent worldwide progress that has been made in
terms of specifications, structural design, and real applications of FRC structures. Many members of ACI,
fib, and RILEM associations have been involved in code writing and validating the design of FRC
structural members. We believe that we have reached a threshold to extend the use of FRC into many
broader areas of structural applications. The topics have been carefully selected to address various design guides, and experiences with fibre-reinforced concrete including mixtures, production, analysis and
design, and case studies of using FRC materials. Presentations of Case Studies will focus both on
structural design and the description of applications. Workshop presentations are scheduled by leading researchers and practitioners in the area. Several sessions are led by invited speakers who are internationally known innovators in the area.

The workshop is open to the public with a majority of the presentations by invited speakers, spaces are
open for presentation and we are looking forward to receiving abstracts. We would like to invite you to
join and attend the Workshop. A tentative two-day program will be prepared and sent to you by next
week as we look forward to your decision to join us in Tempe.

Aim and scope

After more than fifty years of research dedicated to the unique material properties, the last two decades have focused on introducing Fiber Reinforced Concrete (FRC) to several building codes as a structural material; this has allowed an increasing use among practitioners in tunnel linings, elevated slabs, precast elements and other structures. The new prospects for use of FRC include primary reinforcement or hybrid form with rebars or welded mesh. Additionally in areas where sustainability, serviceability, maximum crack width, member size reduction, and stiffness are of concern, tailoring the FRC with enhanced mechanical properties has demonstrated to be a suitable solution for new or for strengthening existing structures, thus extending the service life of structures.

The focus area was first addressed in 2004 in Bergamo (Italy), and then held nearly once every four years with the second workshop in 2014, (Montreal, Canada), and 2018 in (Desenzano, Italy). The aim is to provide the State-of-the-Art on the recent worldwide developments in structural applications of FRC.

Presentations of case studies will focus both on structural design and on the description of applications such as beams, columns, ductility based design, elevated floors, tunnel linings, foundations, industrial slabs, precast elements, bridges and other applications. Special attention will be also devoted to the developments of structural codes as well as to durability of FRC structures by considering the significant reduction of crack opening provided by fiber reinforcement.

This workshop will attempt to bring various sectors of research community and industry together so that significant cross-fertilization of ideas can occur, new concepts can be developed and new structural applications of FRC explored.