TENSILE STRENGTH OF REINFORCED MICROCONCRETE
The object of this research is to determine the crack controlling ability of wire fabric and fibres in concrete slabs. The experimental results of uniaxial tension and bending tests on slabs of microconcrete are presented. The influence of type and amount of reinforcement on crack propagation and structural strength is evaluated from the results of twenty eight uniaxial tensile tests and sixty bending tests on thin sections (18 - 38 mm thick). A theoretical analysis of ultimate moment capacity indicated that fine wire reinforcement imparts a reserve of strength not accounted for in the conventional theory of reinforced concrete. Based on homogeneous properties ascribed to reinforced microconcrete, and limiting deflection criteria, working stresses for design purposes are suggested.
Trinity College DublinSchool of Engineering
European Office of Aerospace Research and DevelpopmentFPO New York
New York, NY USA 09150
- GLYNN, T E
- Al-Salihi, M Z
- Publication Date: 1975-8
- Pagination: 90 p.
- TRT Terms: Bend tests; Bending; Cracking; Design; Fabrics; Fibers; Mechanical tests; Microconcrete; Reinforced concrete; Stresses; Tensile strength; Wire; Wire mesh
- Uncontrolled Terms: Crack propagation
- Geographic Terms: Ireland
- Old TRIS Terms: Uniaxial testing; Wire fabric
- Subject Areas: Construction; Design; Geotechnology; Highways; Materials;
- Accession Number: 00093709
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DA-ERO-591-73-G-0041
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 4 1976 12:00AM