Compressive behavior of short fibrous reinforced concrete members with square cross-section

  • Campione, G. (Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale e Geotecnica, Universita di Palermo)
  • Received : 2009.07.28
  • Accepted : 2010.11.23
  • Published : 2011.03.25


In this paper an analytical model is presented that addresses the compressive response of short-fiber reinforced concrete members (FRC) with hooked steel fibers. This model is applicable to a wide range of concrete strengths and accounts for the interaction between the cover spalling and the concrete core confinement induced by transverse steel stirrups and also for buckling of longitudinal reinforcing bars. The load-shortening curves generated here analytically fit existing experimental data well.


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