Mechanical Properties of Fibre Reinforced Concrete - A Comparative Experimental Study

Alani, Amir and Aboutalebi, Morteza (2013) Mechanical Properties of Fibre Reinforced Concrete - A Comparative Experimental Study. International Journal of Civil, Environmental, Structural, Construction and Architectural Engineering, 7 (9). pp. 646-651.

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Abstract

This paper in essence presents comparative experimental data on the mechanical performance of steel and synthetic fibre-reinforced concrete under compression, tensile split and flexure. URW1050 steel fibre and HPP45 synthetic fibre, both with the same concrete design mix, have been used to make cube specimens for a compression test, cylinders for a tensile split test and beam specimens for a flexural test. The experimental data demonstrated steel fibre reinforced concrete to be stronger in flexure at early stages, whilst both fibre reinforced concrete types displayed comparatively the same performance in compression, tensile splitting and 28-day flexural strength. In terms of post-crack control HPP45 was preferable.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: —Steel Fibre, Synthetic Fibre, Fibre Reinforced Concrete, Failure, Ductility, Experimental Study
Subjects: Construction and engineering > Built environment
Construction and engineering > Civil and structural engineering
Construction and engineering
Depositing User: Fabio Tosti
Date Deposited: 25 May 2016 23:12
Last Modified: 25 May 2016 23:12
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/2137

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