FIBER GLASS AS MAIN REINFORCEMENT FOR CONCRETE TWO-WAY SLABS, PLATES AND BEAMS

The use of fiber-glass as a means of raising the tensile strength of reinforced concrete beams or slabs instead of normal steel reinforcement is examined. Test results indicate that the behavior of fiber-glass reinforced concrete elements is predictable. Behavior with respect to cracking, ultimate load and deflection can be predicted with the same accuracy as is used in current structural practice for concrete reinforced with steel reinforcements. Criteria have been developed to predict crack width, pattern and midspan deflection for the test slabs; and, midspan deflection and maximum crack width for the simply supported test beams as well as a check of their normal capacities at the limit failure state.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Rutgers University, New Brunswick

    College of Engineering
    New Brunswick, NJ  USA  08903
  • Authors:
    • Nawy, E G
    • Neuwerth, G E
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 111 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141633
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM