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Shear Resistant Mechanisms Of High Strength Fibre Reinforced Concrete Beams

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ERES990031

Volume

41

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

1,161 kb

Author(s)

G. Campione, L. La Mendola & G. Zingone

Abstract

This paper presents results of an experimental investigation carried out on high strength fibre reinforced concrete beams in the presence of traditional steel reinforcement, subjected to monotonic and cyclic loads. The aim of the investigation was to point out the effectiveness of the fibres as shear reinforcement of the beams, and to show the possibility of changing the shear mode of failure, characterised by high brittleness and poor dissipative capacities, into a flexural mode of failure, which is certainly more suitable in structures designed in seismic areas. 1 Introduction In reinforced concrete structures in seismic zones, dissipative mechanisms with hysteresis stable cycles are sui

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