Compressive Behavior of Steel-Fiber-Reinforced Concrete with a High Reinforcing Index

Yu Chen Ou, Mu Sen Tsai, Kuang Yen Liu, Kuo Chun Chang

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Abstract

Compression tests on cylinders were performed to characterize the compressive stress-strain behavior of steel fiber-reinforced concrete (SFRC) with a high reinforcing index. The reinforcing index, defined as the product of the volume fraction and the aspect ratio of the fibers, of steel fibers examined was as high as 1.7. Hooked-end fibers of various lengths and aspect ratios were considered. The test results indicated that a higher reinforcing index was associated with a higher strain at the peak stress and a higher toughness of SFRC, up to a reinforcing index approximately equal to that corresponding to a 2% fiber volume fraction. Adding steel fibers had little effect on the modulus of elasticity and compressive strength of SFRC. Long steel fibers and fibers with a lower aspect ratio resulted in a larger increase of the toughness of SFRC. On the basis of the test results, analytical models of the stress-strain curve in compression and toughness of SFRC with a reinforcing index up to 1.7 are developed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-215
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Materials in Civil Engineering
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Mar 7

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials

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