Minimum Flexure and Shear Reinforcement for FSFRC

Two-point loading tests were conducted to examine the shear and flexural behavior of High Strength Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete (HSFRC) elements with a minimum amount of reinforcement. In shear, considerations of the ratio between the capacity that is required of the minimum shear reinforcement and the concrete shear capacity V© show that the requirement for minimum reinforcement and the concrete shear definition of V©, i,e., whether it is that of the plain concrete or that of a concrete mix, which includes the fibers. In flexure, the addition of fibers to flexural members with a minimum longitudinal reinforcement caused in the current study a more brittle behavior compared to the same specimens, which did not include fibers. The results suggest that the minimum longitudinal reinforcement ratio in flexural HSFRC members should be higher than in conventionally reinforced members (i.e., without fibers) in order to achieve sufficient ductility.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 669-686
  • Monograph Title: Seventh International Symposium on the Utilization of High Strength/High-Performance Concrete
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1 & 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01005921
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0870311808
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 4 2005 12:47PM