Experimental Study on Rate-Dependent of the Bending Tensile Properties for Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete
Extensive experimental research has been done on rate-dependent properties normal concrete, but very little on the tensile properties of steel fiber reinforced concrete (SFRC). In this article, based on a high-speed Instron servo-controlled hydraulic materials test machine is adopted to investigate the strain rate-dependent properties of bending tensile properties for SFRC. The scheme of experiment, the works of specimens fabricating and the processes of both loading and measuring were introduced. A total of 30 beam specimens are tested. The steel fiber content is varied: 0%, 1.0%, 2.0%, 3.0% and 4.0% by volume. The experimental results were analyzed. The emphasis is put on the study of the flexural strength changes of SFRC under different strain rates. It is discovered that, with the improvement of the strain rate, increasing strength of SFRC is very obvious. While the strain rate increases from 1.4×10-4s-1 to 0.53×10-4s-1, the flexural strength increasing around 30%.
Dongye Sun, Wen-Pei Sung and Ran Chen
Z. Luo "Experimental Study on Rate-Dependent of the Bending Tensile Properties for Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 71-78, pp. 1083-1089, 2011