Experimental and Theoretical Investigations of Steel-Fibrous Concrete

  • Jacek Tejchman
  • Jan Kozicki

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Jacek Tejchman, Jan Kozicki
    Pages 1-2
  3. Jacek Tejchman, Jan Kozicki
    Pages 3-26
  4. Jacek Tejchman, Jan Kozicki
    Pages 27-170
  5. Jacek Tejchman, Jan Kozicki
    Pages 171-179
  6. Jacek Tejchman, Jan Kozicki
    Pages 181-268
  7. Jacek Tejchman, Jan Kozicki
    Pages 269-285
  8. Back Matter

About this book


Concrete is still the most widely used construction material since it has the lowest ratio between cost and strength as compared to other available materials. However, it has two undesirable properties, namely: low tensile strength and large brittleness that cause the collapse to occur shortly after the formation of the first crack. To improve these two negative properties and to achieve a partial substitute of conventional reinforcement, an addition of short discontinuous randomly oriented steel fibres can be practiced among others. In spite of positive properties, fibrous concrete did not find such acknowledgment and application as usual concrete. There do not still exist consistent dimensioning rules due to the lack sufficient large-scale static and dynamic experiments taking into account the effect of the fibre orientation. The intention of the book is twofold: first to summarize the most important mechanical and physical properties of steel-fibre-added concrete and reinforced concrete on the basis of numerous experiments described in the scientific literature, and second to describe a quasi-static fracture process at meso-scale both in plain concrete and fibrous concrete using a novel discrete lattice model. In 2D and 3D simulations of fibrous concrete specimens under uniaxial tension, the effect of the fibre volume, fibre distribution, fibre orientation, fibre length, fibrous bond strength and specimen size on both the stress-strain curve and fracture process was carefully analyzed.


Discrete Lattice Models Fracture Process Steel Steel-Fibrous Concrete concrete fracture simulation stress

Authors and affiliations

  • Jacek Tejchman
    • 1
  • Jan Kozicki
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Civil and Environmental EngineeringGdansk University of TechnologyGdansk-WrzeszczPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-14603-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-14602-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-14603-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1866-8755
  • Series Online ISSN 1866-8763
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