• FRC Residual Strength Database

    FRC Residual Strength Database

  • Punching Shear Database

    Punching Shear Database

Scope and Context

Following the need for model calibrations for current and future fib’s Model Codes, as well as other international standards, there is an international necessity to agree on representative test data and to provide it in Open Access as findable, accessible, interoperable and reproducible (FAIR). These data, independently validated and organized in the form of databases can be used in a transparent manner by multiple teams of researchers.

To date, numerous databases exist on different topics, such as shear, bond, shrinkage and creep. These existing databases are, however, mostly offline and static, and do not allow simple and simultaneous access, preventing their collaborative use. In addition, multiple instances exist on a single topic (with potentially different interpretations of the same test data).

Since February 2021, the fib is working on establishing a number of harmonized databases, with the following objectives:

  • To create a fib database with a common data structure, that can be used for different types of tests
  • To have easy (automated) import of data from existing databases
  • A common data structure allowing for data mining across task groups, generating potentially useful data for other purposes
  • To provide access to the sources of the data
  • To have commonly-agreed databases by the scientific community, useful for code calibration
  • To provide continuity and preserve the efforts of fib’s task groups and their members, merging efforts from a global community of researchers
  • To have the results publicly and freely available under Open Access and FAIR principles
  • To produce scientific publications
  • Data will be collected by stable groups and not by individuals, making data collections more transparent but also persistent


  • Punching Shear Database

    The punching database gathers a wide collection on centric punching tests of reinforced concrete slabs without shear reinforcement. The database is adapted from the one originally collected by Rupert Walkner in the frame of his PhD thesis (Univ. Inssbruck, Austria) and later reworked and extensively verified by fib’s WP 2.2.3. The database collects more than 400 tests, thoroughly documented and with realistic dimensions and physical parameters.

    First public release: Feb. 2022

    Miguel Fernández RuizDatabase Editor
    Miguel Fernández Ruiz (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
  • FRC Residual Strength Database

    The database on residual flexural/tensile strength of fibre reinforced concrete (FRC) gathers data from FRC characterization tests carried out across the world. The database encompasses different characterization tests (standardized and non-standardized), a wide range of FRC classifications (including softening and hardening flexural/tensile responses) and fiber types (material and geometries). The database aims to provide researchers with ample data for model calibrations and practitioners with practical information on the feasibility of FRC for structural purposes.

    First public release: Feb. 2022

    Albert de la FuenteDatabase Editor
    Albert de la Fuente (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
    Nikola TosicDatabase Co-Editor
    Nikola Tošić (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)


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