Experimental Study of Steel Fibre Bridging Action on Crack Propagation in Fibre Reinforced Concrete
In this paper the bridging action of steel fibres on the model I crack propagation has been studied experimentally for steel fibre reinforced concrete (FRC). From the experimental results three main conclusions are obtained. First, the bridging action increases with the number of the steel fibres across the crack surface and the stress intensity factor near the crack tip decreases thereby. Second, bridging action increases with the strength of the matrix because the matrix with higher strength can provide stronger interfacial bond with steel fibres. Third, the interfacial bonding gets damaged when the steel fibres under cyclic loads and the bridging action degrades with the cycle number.
M.H. Aliabadi, Qingfen Li, Li Li and F.-G. Buchholz
Z. H. Xu et al., "Experimental Study of Steel Fibre Bridging Action on Crack Propagation in Fibre Reinforced Concrete ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 324-325, pp. 1067-1070, 2006