PREDICTION OF CRACK WIDTH IN FIBROUS REINFORCED CONCRETE MEMBERS. FIBRE REINFORCED CEMENTS AND CONCRETES: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS. PROCEEDINGS OF AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE HELD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WALES, COLLEGE OF CARDIFF, SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING, UNITED KINGDOM, SEPTEMBER 18-20, 1989

A method is described for predicting crack width and spacing in concrete members reinforced with a combination of steel bars and randomly distributed steel fibres. The method takes into account variables such as fibre dimensions, volume fraction of fibres, type of fibre and the interfacial bond stress of fibres. The proposed method predicts crack widths from the cracking stage up to the ultimate strength of the beam. Calculated crack widths obtained for concrete beams and axially loaded tension members reinforced with longitudinal bars and different amount, type and dimensions of steel fibres showed good agreement with published experimental results.(A) For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 827953.

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  • Authors:
    • Al-taan, S A
    • AL-FEEL, J R
  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00604692
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 1-85166-415-7
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1991 12:00AM