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Deformational Behavior of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Beams in Bending

Dwarakanath, HV and Nagaraj, TS (1992) Deformational Behavior of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Beams in Bending. In: Journal of Structural Engineering, 118 (10). pp. 2691-2698.

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An experimental study aimed at understanding the deformational behavior of conventionally reinforced steel fiber concrete beams in pure bending is reported in this paper. One group of beams has steel fibers dispersed in the entire volume of the beam and the second has fibers dispersed over half the depth of the beam on the tension side. A comparative study of the deformational characteristics of these beams has been made. Half-depth fiber inclusion, requiring only half the quantity of fibers of full-depth inclusion, is found to be equally effective in improving the deformational behavior of beams. Thus, by such modes of inclusion of fibers, an economical and efficient use of expensive steel fibers can be realized.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Structural Engineering
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Society of Civil Engineers.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2011 05:03
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2011 05:03
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/35161

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