Journal article

Flexural Capacity Prediction Model For Steel Fibre-Reinforced Concrete Beams

Aocheng Zhong, Massoud Sofi, Elisa Lumantarna, Zhiyuan Zhou, Priyan Mendis

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES AND MATERIALS | SPRINGER | Published : 2021

Abstract

Steel fibre (SF) reinforcement has been shown to improve the ductility of high strength concrete (HSC), which is known to be brittle. Research conducted to date on steel fibre reinforced concrete and its effects have emphasised post-failure performance and cracking mechanism. The difficulty in predicting the behaviour of fibres is due to the randomly distributed nature of the material within the matrix leading to a probability distribution of results. Published literature has shown a benefit of adding steel fibres in terms of the ductility performance of structures. Clearly, there is a potential for such material as replacement of conventional steel reinforcement. This study proposes a theor..

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