The effect of the synthetic fibre reinforcement on the fracture energy of the concrete (2018)
01 October 2018

The effect of the synthetic fibre reinforcement on the fracture energy of the concrete (2018)

5th International Conference on Competative Materials and Technology Processes Miskolc-Lillafüred, Hungary: 2018.10.8–2018.10.12

Fibre reinforced concrete belongs to the group of composite materials, where matrix means the concrete, and fibres mean the various shaped (straight, hooked, wavy, etc.) and material (steel, polypropylene, glass, etc.) fibres, which are short compared to the size of concrete elements. Fibres are mixed in fresh concrete which supposedly provides a perfect and uniform mix. Although material of the fibres can be different (steel and synthetic polypropylene are the most widespread), material models in literature are primarily for steel fibres. Elastic modulus of steel and synthetic fibres differs from each other in terms of scale (steel 210 GPa, synthetic 8-12 GPa), despite this, however, similar results are received frequently at bending beam tests. The different result lies in the energy absorption of the fibres pulling out from the concrete matrix. In the present paper, this different behaviour is examined and a suggested material model for fibre reinforced concrete is presented. This material model is based on the modification of the fracture energy.

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