In today’s market, it is imperative to be knowledgeable and have an edge over the competition. ACI members have it…they are engaged, informed, and stay up to date by taking advantage of benefits that ACI membership provides them.
Read more about membership
Become an ACI Member
Founded in 1904 and headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA, the American Concrete Institute is a leading authority and resource worldwide for the development, dissemination, and adoption of its consensus-based standards, technical resources, educational programs, and proven expertise for individuals and organizations involved in concrete design, construction, and materials, who share a commitment to pursuing the best use of concrete.
American Concrete Institute
38800 Country Club Dr.
Farmington Hills, MI
Feedback via Email
Home > Publications > International Concrete Abstracts Portal
The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Effects of Fiber Content and Damaging Load on Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete Stiffness
Author(s): Mark E. Patton and W. L. Whittaker
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 13-16
Keywords: beams (supports); flexural strength; fiber reinforced concretes:
loads (forces); metal fibers: modulus of elasticity; nondestructive tests; stiffness.
Abstract:The stiffness of steel fiber reinforced concrete and its sensitivity to fiber content and damaging load are investigated. An experimental program is implemented to measure Young's modulus of plain and SFRC beam samples, then to damage these samples in a controlled manner. Sucessive damage and modulus measurments lead to the correlation of damage with degeneration of Young's modulus with SFRC materials. The following relationships are obtained: 1. stiffness of undamaged SFRC versus fiber content, and 2. degeneration of SFRC stiffness with damaging load. The assesment of stiffness has both applied and theoretical relevances that are discussed.
Click here to become an online Journal subscriber