Fibre Reinforced Concrete (PDF)
fib BULLETIN NO. 105
Title:Fibre Reinforced Concrete
Format approx. DIN A4 (210x297 mm)
Fibre Reinforced Concrete (FRC) is a composite material characterized by an enhanced post-cracking tensile residual strength, due to the capacity of fibres to bridge the crack faces by means of pull-out mechanism.
Due to a better knowledge of FRC and the recent developments worldwide of guidelines for structural design, the fib Special Activity Group 5, who prepared the new fib Model Code, decided to introduce some sections on new materials and in particular on FRC structural design. At that time, working Groups TG 8.3 (“Fibre reinforced concrete”) and TG 8.6 (“Ultra high performance fibre reinforced concrete”) of fib prepared these sections of the new fib Model Code concerning FRC design rules for providing a guidance to engineers to properly and safely design FRC structural elements, both at serviceability and at ultimate limit states, based on the state-of-the-art knowledge. This bulletin was written with the aim to share the main framework used by the two groups to introduce these two sections and to describe the many aspects already known, but not yet introduced in the Model Code.
Even though the basic principles introduced in the two sections are mainly obtained from research on steel fibre reinforced concrete, the Model Code is open to every type of fibres, following a performance-based design approach.
The bulletin represents a wide effort made by the people of the Task Group 4.1 and 4.2 to trace the knowledge on FRC and aims to be helpful for structural designers when using this new material in the practice.
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- Introduction - doi.org/10.35789/fib.BULL.0105.Ch01
- Fundamentals - doi.org/10.35789/fib.BULL.0105.Ch02
- Types of fibre and fibre materials - doi.org/10.35789/fib.BULL.0105.Ch03
- Identification of mechanical properties - doi.org/10.35789/fib.BULL.0105.Ch04
- Background of design approaches - doi.org/10.35789/fib.BULL.0105.Ch05
- SLS and ULS - doi.org/10.35789/fib.BULL.0105.Ch06
- Durability of SFRC - doi.org/10.35789/fib.BULL.0105.Ch07
- FRC under fire conditionss - doi.org/10.35789/fib.BULL.0105.Ch08
- Technological aspects - doi.org/10.35789/fib.BULL.0105.Ch09
- FRC for the structural rehabilitation of concrete and masonry structures - doi.org/10.35789/fib.BULL.0105.Ch10
- FRC for earthquake resistance - doi.org/10.35789/fib.BULL.0105.Ch11
- Design examples - doi.org/10.35789/fib.BULL.0105.Ch12
- Ultra High Performance Fibre Reinforced Concrete - doi.org/10.35789/fib.BULL.0105.Ch13