Shear resistance of ultra-high-performance concrete reinforced with hybrid steel fiber subjected to impact loading
This study investigated the synergy in shear response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRCs) containing different contents of long and short smooth steel fiber reinforcements at high strain rates. Shear resistance of two ultra-high-performance mono-fiber-reinforced concrete (UHP-MFRCs): L15S00 (containing 1.5 vol.-% long and 0.0 vol.-% short fiber) or L00S15, and one ultra-high-performance hybrid-fiber-reinforced concrete (UHP-HFRCs): L10S05 (containing 1.0 vol.-% long and 0.5 vol.-% short fiber) at high strain rates of up to 272 s-1 was investigated using a new shear test setup by an improved strain energy frame impact machine (I-SEFIM). The L10S05 generated high synergy in shear strength, shear peak toughness at static rate and high synergy in shear strain, shear peak toughness at high strain rates. Moreover, all the investigated UHPFRCs were sensitive to the applied strain rates, especially in term of shear strength.
Keywords: UHPFRCs; shear resistance; synergy effect; strain-rate dependent; impact.
Received 23 August 2018, Revised 29 September 2018, Accepted 18 December 2018
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