Usage of fiber reinforced concrete to replace shear reinforcement has become more common in the precast industry in recent years. In some cases, the use of steel fibers could be problematic because of corrosion, hence, synthetic material could be a suitable alternative material solution. Thus, it would appear logical to undertake a comparison of these fibers’ load bearing capacity to determine suitability in each case. In this paper, the bending and the shear tests of four large-scale and prestressed beams made of steel or synthetic fiber reinforced concrete without stirrups are presented.
Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture 9 (2015) pp. 1054-1059
FRC2018: Fibre Reinforced Concrete: from Design to Structural Applications Joint ACI-fib-RILEM International Workshop