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The Influence of Fibre Aspect Ratio on the Fracture Toughness of SFRC

Noor Nabilah, Sarbini and Saffuan, Wan Ahmad and Khairunisa, Muthusamy and I. S., Ibrahim and A. A., Saim (2015) The Influence of Fibre Aspect Ratio on the Fracture Toughness of SFRC. In: International Conference on Advances in Civil and Environmental Engineering 2015, 28-30 July 2015 , Penang. pp. 1-13.. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to observe the influence of fibre aspect ratio on the toughness of steel fibre reinforced concrete (SFRC). In order to achieve the study’s aim, SFRC cylinders (300 mm x 150 mm) were prepared and tested under compressive load. Meanwhile, SFRC prisms (750 mm x 150 mm x 150mm) were also prepared and tested under flexural load. The SFRC cylinders and prisms were prepared from the same batches to achieve the concrete strength of 40 N/mm2. As an addition, cube specimens were also prepared to monitor to concrete strength for every batches. All types of specimens were also prepared by using three different fibre aspect ratio (60, 67 and 80) and eight different fibre volume fractions (0.25%, 0.50%, 0.75%, 1.00%, 1.25%, 1.50%, 1.75% and 2.00%). The finding shows that, the smallest fibre aspect ratio, 60 contributed the highest toughness value against the compressive stress, as compared with other larger fibre aspect ratio. A remarkable improvement on the cylinders toughness can be seen starts at Vf = 0.25% and maximized at a range between Vf = 1.25% and Vf = 1.75%. Unlike in larger fibre aspect ratio of 67 and 80, their cylinders show lower compressive toughness as compared with 60. Nevertheless, the other way round for the flexural toughness. The largest fibre aspect ratio, 80 contributed the highest toughness value against the flexural stress. Further addition of fibre volume fraction that starts at Vf = 0.25% and until approach the maximum Vf = 2.00%, shows that the flexural toughness were increased significantly. While other fibre aspect ratios of 60 and 67 shown an increment up to Vf = 1.00% before dropped at further fibre volume fractions addition.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Steel fibre reinforced concrete, Fibre aspect ratio, Fibre volume fraction, Compressive toughness, Flexural toughness.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Civil Engineering & Earth Resources
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2015 02:45
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2018 02:41
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/10204
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