To in-situ construct a layer of ductile and dense skin protecting the
brittle concrete matrix of reinforced concrete
AbstractIt 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.