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Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Slabs with Steel Fibers

Baarimah, A. O. and Sharifah Maszura, Syed Mohsin (2017) Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Slabs with Steel Fibers. In: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Global Congress on Construction, Material and Structural Engineering 2017 (GCoMSE2017), 28-29 August 2017 , Johor Bahru, Malaysia. pp. 1-9., 271 (012099). ISSN 1757-899X

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his paper investigates the potential effect of steel fiber added into reinforced concrete slabs. Four-point bending test is conducted on six slabs to investigate the structural behaviour of the slabs by considering two different parameters; (i) thickness of slab (ii) volume fraction of steel fiber. The experimental work consists of six slabs, in which three slabs are designed in accordance to Eurocode 2 to fulfil shear capacity characteristic, whereas, the other three slabs are designed with 17% less thickness, intended to fail in shear. Both series of slabs are added with steel fiber with a volume fraction of Vf = 0%, Vf = 1% and Vf = 2% in order to study the effect and potential of fiber to compensate the loss in shear capacity. The slab with Vf = 0% steel fiber and no reduction in thickness is taken as the control slab. The experimental result suggests promising improvement of the load carrying capacity (up to 32%) and ductility (up to 87%) as well as delayed in crack propagation for the slabs with Vf = 2%. In addition, it is observed that addition of fibers compensates the reduction in the slab thickness as well as changes the failure mode of the slab from brittle to a more ductile manner.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: steel fiber; reinforced concrete slabs
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Civil Engineering & Earth Resources
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2017 04:38
Last Modified: 21 May 2018 02:34
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