The present paper describes the results of an experimental investigation on the performances of concrete specimens reinforced with either steel or macro-synthetic fibres under three-point bending. Steel fibres are often used to improve the flexural toughness of concrete and are used in various structural applications while synthetic fibres are more often used to reduce crack opening due to shrinkage. Macro-synthetic fibres have been proposed more recently with the aim of creating an alternative to steel fibres in structural applications but their use is still limited. In the tests performed, specimens cast with the same concrete mix, but containing different dosages of either steel or macro-synthetic fibres, were used and compared. In general steel fibres were more efficient in increasing the toughness of concrete than macro-synthetic fibres, even though their results were significantly more scattered. Test results were used to calculate the parameters of stress-crack opening relations via inverse analysis using a cracked hinge model. This numerical model provided results, in terms of force-Crack Mouth Opening Displacement (CMOD) curves, in very good agreement with the experimental data.

Post-cracking behaviour of steel and macro-synthetic fibre-reinforced concretes

BURATTI, NICOLA;MAZZOTTI, CLAUDIO;SAVOIA, MARCO
2011

Abstract

The present paper describes the results of an experimental investigation on the performances of concrete specimens reinforced with either steel or macro-synthetic fibres under three-point bending. Steel fibres are often used to improve the flexural toughness of concrete and are used in various structural applications while synthetic fibres are more often used to reduce crack opening due to shrinkage. Macro-synthetic fibres have been proposed more recently with the aim of creating an alternative to steel fibres in structural applications but their use is still limited. In the tests performed, specimens cast with the same concrete mix, but containing different dosages of either steel or macro-synthetic fibres, were used and compared. In general steel fibres were more efficient in increasing the toughness of concrete than macro-synthetic fibres, even though their results were significantly more scattered. Test results were used to calculate the parameters of stress-crack opening relations via inverse analysis using a cracked hinge model. This numerical model provided results, in terms of force-Crack Mouth Opening Displacement (CMOD) curves, in very good agreement with the experimental data.
File in questo prodotto:
Eventuali allegati, non sono esposti

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/11585/99605
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo

Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 248
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 209
social impact