Bearing Capacity of Fiber Reinforced Concrete


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Title: Bearing Capacity of Fiber Reinforced Concrete

Author(s): W.F. Chen and J.L. Carson

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 44


Appears on pages(s): 209-220

Keywords: axial loads; bearing capacity; compressive strength; ductility; fiber reinforced concretes; metal fibers; modulus of elasticity; tests

Date: 1/1/1974

This experiment was designed to determine the influence of the randomly oriented fiber wire on the bearing capacity and ductility of fiber reinforced concrete materials through the testing of standard 6 in. diameter cylinders of various height. It was found that the bearing capacity of reinforced material was significantly higher than that of unreinforced material. . .It was also found that concrete materials under axial symmetric stress conditions can sustain tensile strains on the order of 13 to 14 times those normally measured in direct tensile testing.