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Toughness Based Analysis and Design of Fiber Reinforced Concrete

Abstract Concrete design has recently seen a shift in focus from prescriptive specifications to performance based specifications with increasing demands for sustainable products. Fiber reinforced composites (FRC) provides unique properties to a material that is very weak under tensile loads. The addition of fibers to a concrete mix provides additional ductility and reduces the propagation of cracks in the concrete structure. It is the fibers that bridge the crack and dissipate the incurred strain energy in the form of a fiber-pullout mechanism. The addition of fibers plays an important role in tunnel lining systems and in reducing shrinkage cracking in high performance concretes. The interest in most design situations is the load where cracking firs... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Barsby, Christopher L. (Author) / Mobasher, Barzin (Advisor) / Rajan, Subramaniam D (Committee member) / Neithalath, Narayanan (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Civil engineering / Materials Science / Concrete / Fibers / Glass / Polymeric / Shotcrete / Tunnel Lining
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 222 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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