Translation of test results of small specimens of flowable fibre concrete to structural behaviour: A discussion paper of <em>fib</em> Task Group 4.3

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Title: Translation of test results of small specimens of flowable fibre concrete to structural behaviour: A discussion paper of fib Task Group 4.3

Author(s): Steffen Grünewald; Luca Bartoli; Liberato Ferrara; Terje Kanstad; Frank Dehn

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 310

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 81-90

Keywords: Flowable concrete, fibre, fibre orientation, test method, structural application

Date: 3/17/2017

Abstract:
Innovative structures can be designed with flowable concrete. A homogenous fibre distribution has to be assured by adequate mix design, whereas the fibre orientation depends on the flow and casting conditions, fibre length and rheological properties. Important work has been carried out during the past years on test methods and methods for non-destructive testing highlighting the necessity for on-site assessment of material behaviour of fibre concrete. The translation of results of small scale specimens tested in bending or in uniaxial tension is not necessarily straightforward and easy to execute considering a larger number of affecting parameters in the case of flowable concrete. This paper reviews the progress in understanding of how test results of small scale specimens relate to the structural behaviour of flowable fibre reinforced concrete. Studies reported in literature and carried out by members of fib Task Group 4.3 are considered.