Special Issue "Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete Behaviour"
A special issue of Fibers (ISSN 2079-6439).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2019).
Interests: design and analysis of reinforced/prestressed concrete and masonry structures; testing of reinforced concrete members under static and cyclic loading; repair and strengthening of concrete members and structures (resin injections, fiber-reinforced-polymer materials, reinforced cast-in-place concrete, self-compacting concrete, and shotcrete jacketing); in-situ testing and capacity assessment of reinforced concrete structures; torsion and shear of plain, fiber, reinforced and prestressed concrete members; steel fiber reinforced concrete behavior; damage detection and real-time structural integrity assessment of concrete members using piezoelectric sensors
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The addition of short discontinuous steel fibers in concrete has long been recognized as a non-conventional mass reinforcement that enhances the mechanical properties of concrete. Steel Fiber-Reinforced Concrete (SFRC) exhibits significant resistance to the formation and growth of cracks, increased post-cracking ductility and energy dissipation capacity. SFRC structural members under flexure, shear and torsion demonstrate a pseudo-ductile response in the tensile regime due to the gradual debonding procedure of the individual, randomly oriented steel fibers that bridge the developed cracks. Steel fibers were also found to be a promising non-conventional reinforcement in shear-critical beams due to the advantageous cracking performance of SFRC, which, under specific circumstances, alters the brittle shear failure to a ductile flexural one.
The existing design provisions for SFRC structural members, with or without bars and stirrups, under flexure/shear loading, are usually empirically formulated extensions of Reinforced Concrete (RC) rules. Further, strict guides to crucial questions about the minimum content and the type of the steel fibers required in a shear-critical SFRC element which will satisfy pre-set strength and ductility requirements are not included in the available code specifications and guidelines (such as CNR 2007, RILEM TC 162-TDF, 2003 and TR63, 2007).
Furthermore, thin and locally-applied concrete layers used as jacketing is a relatively recent development in the field of repair and rehabilitation of damaged or deficient RC members, which became possible with the development of high strength cementitious materials, shotcrete and Self-Compacting Concrete (SCC) reinforced with short steel fibers.
This Special Issue brings together experimental and analytical studies aiming to provide a comprehensive overview on the behaviour and the advancements of SFRC including aspects related, but not limited, to mechanical properties, cracking performance, synthesis, durability, bond behavior, fiber orientation/dispersion, repair/strengthening using traditional/innovative steel fibrous cement- based materials/techniques, structural applications and numerical simulation under various loading conditions (compression, tension, flexure, shear, torsion under monotonic, quasi-static, repeated, cyclic, seismic, impact and blast). Original research papers and authoritative review articles are invited for this Special Issue.
Papers selected for this Special Issue will be subject to a rigorous peer-review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments and applications.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Constantin Chalioris
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- Steel Fibre-Reinforced Concrete (SFRC)
- Reinforced Concrete (RC)
- Self-Compacting Concrete (SCC)
- Steel fibrous cement-based materials
- Mechanical properties
- Fibre dispersion and orientation
- Bond behaviour
- Numerical Modeling
- Flexural or/and Shear behaviour
- Compressive or/and Tensile response
- Structural behaviour
- Structural applications
- Repair or/and strengthening