Flexural behaviour of small steel fibre reinforced concrete slabs

Khaloo, A. R ; Sharif University of Technology | 2005

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2004.03.004
  3. Publisher: 2005
  4. Abstract:
  5. Influence of length and volumetric percentage of steel fibres on energy absorption of concrete slabs with various concrete strengths is investigated by testing 28 small steel fibre reinforced concrete (SFRC) slabs under flexure. Variables included; fibre length, volumetric percentage of fibres and concrete strength. Test results indicate that generally longer fibres and higher fibre content provide higher energy absorption. The results are compared with a theoretical prediction based on random distribution of fibres. The theoretical method resulted in higher energy absorption than that obtained in experiment. A design method according to allowable deflection is proposed for SFRC slabs within the range of fibre volumetric percentages used in the study. The method predicts resisting moment-deflection curve satisfactorily. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved
  6. Keywords:
  7. Bending strength ; Computational methods ; Crack initiation ; Energy absorption ; Fiber reinforced materials ; Materials testing ; Reinforcement ; Steel ; Structural design ; Fiber reinforcement ; Flexural behavior ; Slabs ; Steel fibers ; Tests ; Concretes
  8. Source: Cement and Concrete Composites ; Volume 27, Issue 1 , 2005 , Pages 141-149 ; 09589465 (ISSN)
  9. URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0958946504000733