Influence of Steel Fibre Reinforcement on the Shear Resistance and Crack Pattern Formation of Self-Compacting Concrete Beams
This paper presents the results of experimental tests carried out on steel fibre reinforced self-compacting concrete (SFR-SCC) beams without stirrups. Sixteen beams are cast using four mixtures of SCC with different steel fibre content, while the longitudinal reinforcement is kept constant in all test members. The beams are subjected to four point bending tests at a shear span-to-depth ratio of 2. The ultimate shear stress is recorded, as well as the crack pattern and the mid-span beam deflection. Test results show that as fibre content increases, higher ultimate shear stresses are achieved. When fibres are included, test members exhibit an increase in ductility and a more extensive crack pattern is observed. The experimental values of the ultimate shear stresses are also compared with theoretical values as given by empirical expressions in literature.
A. Saimoto and M.H. Aliabadi
P. Helincks et al., "Influence of Steel Fibre Reinforcement on the Shear Resistance and Crack Pattern Formation of Self-Compacting Concrete Beams", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 452-453, pp. 669-672, 2011