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The behaviour of steel fibre reinforced concrete material and its effect on impact resistance of slabs

Bazgir, Ahmad (2016). The behaviour of steel fibre reinforced concrete material and its effect on impact resistance of slabs. (Unpublished Masters thesis, City University London)


Concrete structures are usually subjected to both static as a long term and dynamic as a short term loads. The impact resistance of plain concrete is low and that’s mainly due to a fairly low energy dissipating features and inadequate tensile strength. To compensate for the weak tensile properties of the concrete the reinforced concrete is used and it has a better potential as a practicable structural material for such application under extreme loads such as impact. However, concrete is a developing material and the relevant studies towards the change and development of concrete which researchers have carried out to date reveals that the developed concrete improves the behaviour of structural member more when compared to conventional concrete. Fibre Reinforced Concrete (FRC) material is a developed concrete that has been proposed to improve the tensile behaviour of the concrete using fibres in the concrete mix. Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete (SFRC) is popular FRC material that is being studied to improve the structural behaviour of members under different load conditions.

This study aims to investigate and examine the structural behaviour of steel fibre reinforced concrete material at different volume fraction of the fibers. Experimental work is conducted for this research to obtain results on the behaviour of SFRC. The experimental work consists of testing concrete under tension, compression and flexure.

Publication Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments: Doctoral Theses
School of Science & Technology > Engineering
School of Science & Technology > School of Science & Technology Doctoral Theses
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