Evaluation and Comparison of Analytical Models to Determine the Bond Characteristics of Steel Fibre Reinforced Self-Compacting Concrete

New Zealand Concrete Society
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Conference Proceeding
9th International Symposium on High Performance Concrete, 2011, pp. 1 - 8
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Steel fibre reinforced self-compacting concrete (SFRSCC) can be placed and compacted under its self weight with little or no mechanical vibration. It is at the same time cohesive enough to be casted without segregation or bleeding. Steel fibres improve many of the properties of self-compacting concrete (SCC) elements including tensile strength, ductility, toughness, energy absorption capacity, fracture toughness and cracking. Although the available research regarding the influence of steel fibres on the properties of SFRSCC is limited, this paper investigates the bond characteristics between steel fibre and SCC. This by comparison of the five analytical models including (i.e. Naaman et al. (1991a,b), Dubey (1999), Cunha (2007), Soranakom (2008) and Lee et al. (2010)) with the experimental results from the four recently conducted single fibre pull-out tests. The influence of the fibre end hook, embedded length, fibre orientation angle, on the bond characteristic between fibre and SCC are determined and discussed. The accuracy of each analytical model also has been examined.
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