Analysis of Flexural Behaviour of Reinforced FRC Members
Other conference contribution, 2003

In the present paper, the flexural behaviour and crack propagation in reinforced FRC members are analysed and discussed, this is also compared with conventional reinforced concrete members. Special attention is given to how the combined effect of fibre bridging and reinforcement bars influence the structural behaviour in the serviceability- and ultimate limit state. The effects of the fibre bridging are investigated by means of analytical models and finite element analyses, both based on non-linear fracture mechanics and uni-axial material properties.

analytical model

fracture mechanics

Fibre reinforced concrete

non-linear hinge

flexural behaviour


Ingemar Lövgren

Chalmers, Department of Structural Engineering, Concrete Structures

Workshop proceeding no. 4: Design Rules for Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete Structures

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