Impact of Steel Fibers on Workability and Properties of UHPC
This paper is focused on properties of fresh and hardened cement-based composite Ultra-High Performance Concrete with regard to different volume fraction of short brass coated steel fibers BASF MASTERFIBER® 482. Workability of fresh concrete and basic mechanical properties (tensile strength in bending, compressive strength) of hardened UHPC were found out. The workability of fresh concrete was measured by small mortar Haegermann cone. Percentage differences at cost were obtained at hardened concrete, too. The aim of the first experimental part of the research was the impact of volume fraction of steel fibers according to workability of fresh concrete and also according to mechanical properties of hardened UHPC with the same volume fraction of each component of the mixture, only the volume fraction of the steel fibers was different at each mixture. The mixture design of UHPC was changed to maintaining the workability of fresh concrete at the second part of the research. The workability at mixture with dosage of steel fibers of 300 kg/m3 measured by Haegermann cone was around 300 mm. In the framework of grant project GAČR 15-05791S the basic mechanical properties of hardened fine-grained cementitious composite material UHPC at small beams size of 160/40/40 mm and beams size 300/70/70 mm were determined. The aim of the research project was not only the determination of basic mechanical properties for each mixture design but also workability assessment and costs linked with higher amount of the volume fracture of steel fibers.
Šárka Nenadálová and Petra Johová
M. Rydval et al., "Impact of Steel Fibers on Workability and Properties of UHPC", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 249, pp. 57-61, 2016