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To in-situ construct a layer of ductile and dense skin protecting the brittle concrete matrix of reinforced concrete
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  • Zanqun Liu,
  • Cheng Chen,
  • Youle Huang,
  • Ju Huang
Zanqun Liu
Central South University School of Civil Engineering

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Cheng Chen
Central South University School of Civil Engineering
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Youle Huang
Central South University School of Civil Engineering
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Ju Huang
Central South University School of Civil Engineering
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Abstract

It is well known that the invention of reinforced concrete revolutionized the construction industry because the two materials can act uniformly in resisting forces. We propose a biomimetic idea that to in-situ construct a layer of ductile and dense skin protects the brittle concrete matrix just like the role of animal skin, the whole reinforced concrete unit can be more natural.