Self-compacting concrete incorporating steel and polypropylene fibers: Compressive and tensile strengths, moduli of elasticity and rupture, compressive stress-strain curve, and energy dissipated under compression

Farhad Aslani, S. Nejadi

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

84 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Fiber-reinforced self-compacting concrete (FRSCC) is a high-performance building material that combines positive aspects of fresh properties of self-compacting concrete (SCC) with improved characteristics of hardened concrete as a result of fiber addition. Considering these properties, the application ranges of both FRSCC and SCC can be covered. A test program is carried out to develop information about the mechanical properties of FRSCC. For this purpose, four SCC mixes - plain SCC, steel, polypropylene, and hybrid FRSCC - are considered in the test program. The properties include compressive and splitting tensile strengths, moduli of elasticity and rupture, compressive stress-strain curve, and energy dissipated under compression. These properties are tested at 3, 7, 14, 28, 56, and 91 days. Relationships are established to predict the compressive and splitting tensile strengths, moduli of elasticity and rupture, compressive stress-strain curve, and energy dissipated under compression. The models provide predictions matching the measurements. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-133
Number of pages13
JournalComposites Part B: Engineering
Volume53
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Self-compacting concrete incorporating steel and polypropylene fibers: Compressive and tensile strengths, moduli of elasticity and rupture, compressive stress-strain curve, and energy dissipated under compression'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this