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Volume 364, 2022International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting (ICCRRR 2022)
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Fibre Reinforced Cementitious Materials|
|Published online||30 September 2022|
Behaviour of Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete Pavements on A Single Fibre Level
Stellenbosch University, South Africa
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Concrete is a popular construction material used all around the globe. It is strong in compression and weak in tension. To mitigate this tensile weakness, various reinforcement methods have been used over the years, of these, fibre reinforced concrete (FRC) has gained popularity. Fibres not only improve the tensile strength of the concrete matrix, but also control crack propagation through crack bridging action. The goal of this study is to investigate the long-term behaviour of FRC pavements through conduction of static and fatigue meso-scale level tests using different steel fibres. To achieve this goal, the influence of different fibre geometries and embedment angles on the pull-out behaviour of fibres in FRC was investigated first. This was carried out by examining 60mm Dramix 3D steel and 5D steel fibres at single fibre level. The embedment depth was kept constant at half the fibre length, and the fibre embedment angles were tested at 0°, 15° and 30°. The average maximum pull-out load, Amax, was determined first through static tests then fatigue tests were carried out using 85% of the Amax value on pre-damaged samples. These tests indicated that an increase in fibre embedment angle and number of hooks leads to additional anchorage of the fibre. Fibre pull-out was found to be the dominant fibre failure mechanism for the static single fibre pull-out tests (SFPTs).
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