Measuring and numerical modeling of behaviour of fibre concrete in a direct tensile test

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Research units

  • Chalmers University of Technology


Efficiency of fibre reinforced concrete in tension depends on the strength of contact between the fibre or aggregate and the cementitious matrix. The present study focuses on the measuring and numerical modelling of the behaviour of concrete and fibre concrete samples under tension. The device used in present study for tensile loading of concrete samples enabled to control and track the applied tensile load after the cracking of concrete in a sample with steel fibre. In case of pure concrete sample, the configuration of the device made possible to track the applied load until the sectional area of concrete was completely cracked. The numerical simulations of the tensile cracking load, as well as the tensile softening behaviour of the pure concrete sample demonstrated the dependence on the values of the fracture energies used.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the fib Symposium 2019
Subtitle of host publicationConcrete - Innovations in Materials, Design and Structures
EditorsWit Derkowski, Piotr Krajewski, Piotr Gwozdziewicz, Marek Pantak, Lukasz Hojdys
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Eventfib Symposium: Concrete - Innovations in Materials, Design and Structures - Krakow, Poland
Duration: 27 May 201929 May 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the fib Symposium 2019: Concrete - Innovations in Materials, Design and Structures


Conferencefib Symposium: Concrete - Innovations in Materials, Design and Structures

    Research areas

  • Direct tensile test, Fibre concrete, Fracture energy, Simulation

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