A model for SFRC beams without shear reinforcement

Piero Colajanni, Nino Spinella, Antonino Recupero, Piero Colajanni

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In this paper a physical model, for the prediction of ultimate shear strength of Steel Fibers Reinforced Concrete (SFRC) beams is developed from the plastic Crack Sliding Model (CSM) introduced by Zhang (1997), based on the hypothesis that cracks can be transformed into yield lines. In this work the effectiveness factors are recalculated for SFRC beams and some further developments are introduced in the CSM, taking into account the fundamental post cracking tensile strength contribute of SFRC. The proposed model is validate by a large set of tests collected in literature and some numerical analyses were carried out to show the influence of fibers on the failure beams mode.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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