Flexural performance of fibre reinforced concrete made with steel and synthetic fibres

Marios Soutsos, T.T. Le, A. Lampropoulos

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    The ductility of concrete made with commercially available steel and synthetic fibres has been investigated. Flexural stress–deflection relationships have been used to determine: flexural strength, flexural toughness, equivalent flexural strength, and equivalent flexural strength ratio. The flexural toughness of concrete was found to increase considerably when steel and synthetic fibres were used. However, equal dosages of different fibres did not result in specimens with the same flexural toughness. Flexural toughness differences of almost 35 J existed even at the same fibre dosage. This also resulted in considerable differences in the minimum required ground supported slab thickness.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)704-710
    Number of pages7
    JournalConstruction and Building Materials
    Issue numbernull
    Early online date15 Jul 2012
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012


    • Steel and synthetic fibres
    • Fibre reinforced concrete
    • Flexural performance
    • Ground supported slabs

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Civil and Structural Engineering
    • Building and Construction
    • General Materials Science


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