Mechanical properties of a large scale synthetic fibre Reinforced concrete ground slab

Alani, Amir and Derrick, Beckett (2013) Mechanical properties of a large scale synthetic fibre Reinforced concrete ground slab. Construction and Building Materials, 41. pp. 335-344. ISSN 0950-0618

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The existing design code for Concrete Industrial Ground Floors, TR34, by the Concrete Society states that “Macro synthetic fibres provide some post-cracking or residual moment capacity but with significantly lower performance than steel fibres. They are not known to be used in industrial floor construction”. This paper presents results of an ongoing investigation undertaken by the authors concerning the mechanical and physical properties of fibre reinforced concrete ground slabs at an industrial scale. This paper focuses and presents results concerning the punching shear failure of a 6.00 m × 6.00 m × 0.15 m synthetic fibre reinforced ground supported slab. The paper demonstrates clearly the methodology adopted and the infrastructure used throughout this investigation. The presented results show clearly that the punching shear failure values obtained in this investigation are comparable to values reported for the steel fibre slabs under similar conditions. This work could potentially question the validity of the above statement in TR34. The significance of this research also is in the size of the slab investigated, as there is very limited work, if any, reported within the literature.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2012.11.043
Keywords: Synthetic fibre reinforced concrete;Mechanical properties; Punching shear failure
Subjects: Construction and engineering > Built environment
Construction and engineering > Civil and structural engineering
Depositing User: Fabio Tosti
Date Deposited: 25 May 2016 22:20
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 15:44

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