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Non-linear Analysis of Statically Indeterminate SFRC Columns

Sharifah Maszura, Syed Mohsin and Abbas, Ali A. and Cotsovos, Demetrios M. and Ruiz‐Teran, Ana M. (2014) Non-linear Analysis of Statically Indeterminate SFRC Columns. Structural Concrete, 15 (1). pp. 94-105. ISSN 1751-7648


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The structural behaviour of steel fibre-reinforced concrete (SFRC) has been studied using non-linear finite element analysis (NLFEA) and ABAQUS software. An interesting feature of this work is the consideration of statically indeterminate SFRC columns. Most of the SFRC specimens studied in the literature are simply supported beams, and information on statically indeterminate columns is sparse. In addition, both axial and lateral loads were considered in order to allow for compression and flexural effects on the columns. The aim of the work was to examine the potential for using steel fibres to reduce the amount of conventional transverse steel reinforcement without compromising ductility and strength requirements. To achieve this, the spacing between shear links was increased while steel fibres were added as a substitute (spacing between shear links increased by 50 and 100 % with fibre volume fraction Vf increased to Vf = 1, 1.5, 2 and 2.5 %). The numerical model was carefully calibrated against existing experimental data to ensure the reliability of its predictions. Parametric studies were subsequently carried out, which provided insight into how the steel fibres can help reduce the number of conventional shear links.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: fibre-reinforced concrete, finite element methods, structural analysis
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Civil Engineering & Earth Resources
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2014 03:35
Last Modified: 16 May 2018 03:47
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