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Volume 120, 2017International Conference on Advances in Sustainable Construction Materials & Civil Engineering Systems (ASCMCES-17)
|Number of page(s)||13|
|Section||Fiber Reinforced Construction Materials|
|Published online||09 August 2017|
Shear behavior of steel fiber reinforced concrete using full-field displacements from digital image correlation
Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, Hyderabad, TS 502285, India.
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Reinforced concrete beams with discrete hooked-end steel fibers at 0.5% volume fraction are tested with a shear span to depth (a/d) ratio equal to 1.8. Digital image correlation (DIC) technique was used to obtain the full-filed displacements from the beam. The formation and propagation of a shear crack which directly influences the load response and the peak load in the load response of the beam is monitored using the displacement information available from DIC. There is a continuous increase in slip across the crack faces with increasing load, which produces an increase in the crack opening. The dilatant behavior indicated by the proportion of crack opening to slip displacement obtained from the control and the SFRC beams is identical. Failure in control beams is brittle and was produced by the opening of dominant shear crack within the shear span. At the peak load, the shear crack pattern in fiber reinforced concrete is identical to the crack pattern in the control beam. The fiber reinforced concrete beams exhibit post peak load carrying capacity with continued slip of the dominant shear crack. The crack bridging stress provided by the fibers results in a significant increase shear transfer across the crack which provides significant post-peak load carrying capacity with increasing slip of the shear crack.
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