Experimental Investigation on Bending Creep in Cracked UHPFRC

  • Daniene CasucciEmail author
  • Catherina Thiele
  • Jürgen Schnell
Part of the Advanced Structured Materials book series (STRUCTMAT, volume 95)


Investigations on ordinary fibre-reinforced concrete showed that the time-dependent deformations under tensile load in cracked concrete are larger than the deformations in uncracked concrete. The so-called tensile creep in the cracked cross section depends on some different factors like type of fibres, fibre content, load level, concrete mix, environmental condition, etc. Given the lack of sufficient data about tensile creep in ultra-high performance fibre-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC), a large experimental program financed by the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) was started at the University of Kaiserslautern.



This research was possible thanks to the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), which financed and implemented a new research-training group (RTG) named “Stochastic Models for Innovations in the Engineering Sciences” at the University of Kaiserslautern.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniene Casucci
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Catherina Thiele
    • 1
  • Jürgen Schnell
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Concrete Structures and Structural EngineeringTechnische Universität KaiserslauternKaiserslauternGermany
  2. 2.Hilti CorporationSchaanLiechtenstein

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