FATIGUE PERFORMANCE OF FIBRE-REINFORCED CEMENT COMPOSITE CONCRETE BEAMS. IN: DURABILITY OF CONCRETE. SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE. AUGUST 4-9, 1991, MONTREAL, CANADA. VOLUME II

After a brief review of the concept of fibre-reinforced cement (FRC), composite concrete construction, the paper describes and details the test programme. The behaviour of the beams is examined as regards ultimate load, deflection and cracking - the criteria of safety and serviceability. The performance under fatigue loading of beams with surface reinforcement is compared with that of companion beams: (i) without surface reinforcement, but subjected to similar fatigue loading; (ii) with surface reinforcement, but tested under short-term static loading. It is concluded that the use of FRC as surface reinforcement is effective in controlling deflection and cracking, well within the permissible limits, without affecting ultimate load carrying capacity, for the beams subjected to fatigue loading.

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 697-713
  • Serial:
    • Volume: II

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  • Accession Number: 00616156
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SP 126-37
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1991 12:00AM