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Fiber-reinforced concrete (FRC) structures are mainly designed using finite-element software. The input parameters used in these methods are based on the material properties of FRC obtained from test results. Because the experimental results of FRC show huge deviations, the material properties determined by an ordinary number of experiments do not...
This article shows through the analysis of three independent tests that the presented new semidiscrete analytical (SDA) beam model is efficiently applicable in the evaluation of test results. The model is based on fracture mechanics, takes the real distribution of the macrofibers into consideration in the critical cross-section of the beam, and use...
The use of fibre reinforced concrete has significantly increased in recent years. Despite a considerable amount of research, fibre reinforced concrete (FRC) has not been standardized yet. The aim of the present survey is to work out a new semi-discrete beam model which takes the real distribution of the fibres in the critical cross-section of the F...
In recent years, fiber reinforced concrete has been increasingly used not only for industrial floors but for many other loadbearing structures as well. The different types of synthetic fibers have distinct effects on concrete: micro fibers to reduce plastic shrinkage cracking of concrete, and macro fibers to give higher fracture toughness. This pap...