Test for Crack Opening Displacement of Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete under Three-Point Bending
Based on the principle of electrical measurement method, the clip gauge was made to measure the crack opening displacement (COD).Through the three-point bending test on the specimens of steel fiber reinforced high strength concrete (SFHSC), the effect of the fiber volume fraction (ρf) upon the critical crack opening displacement (the critical crack tip opening displacement and the critical crack mouth opening displacement) was studied. The result shows that the effect of ρf on mouth-tip ratio (the ratio of critical crack mouth opening displacement to critical crack tip opening displacement) can reflect its effect upon the critical crack opening displacement. According to the geometrical relationship between the initial crack length and the critical crack opening displacement，calculation method for the initial crack length was proposed. Based on the test result, the formula was established for calculating the critical crack tip opening displacement.
Yusaku Fuji and Koichi Maru
T. G. Zhang et al., "Test for Crack Opening Displacement of Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete under Three-Point Bending", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 36, pp. 157-161, 2010