The advantages of the use of steel fibre reinforced concrete for the realization of the lining of the Galleria Naturale Muro tunnel are investigated. Both serviceability and ultimate limit states have been considered. The benefits of the use of steel fibres are much more important when the serviceability limit states are concerned. In fact, the crack-bridging effect of the fibres reduces significantly the crack width for a given stress field. An optimization criterion for the lining thickness is proposed here, considering concretes with different amounts of steel fibres. The goal is to assure a given value of the maximum crack width with a reduced thickness of the lining.

Steel fibre reinforced concrete for crak control of tunnel linings

BURATTI, NICOLA;FERRACUTI, BARBARA;SAVOIA, MARCO
2009

Abstract

The advantages of the use of steel fibre reinforced concrete for the realization of the lining of the Galleria Naturale Muro tunnel are investigated. Both serviceability and ultimate limit states have been considered. The benefits of the use of steel fibres are much more important when the serviceability limit states are concerned. In fact, the crack-bridging effect of the fibres reduces significantly the crack width for a given stress field. An optimization criterion for the lining thickness is proposed here, considering concretes with different amounts of steel fibres. The goal is to assure a given value of the maximum crack width with a reduced thickness of the lining.
Advances in Reinforced Concrete and Precast Constructions
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Buratti N.; Ferracuti B.; Savoia M.
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