Volume 4, Issue 3 (March 2007)

    A Comparison of Flexural Performance for Third-Point Loaded and Centrally-Loaded Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Beams

    (Received 2 August 2005; accepted 18 May 2006)

    Published Online: 2007

    CODEN: JAIOAD

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    Abstract

    Flexural performance data obtained from beams are used widely in the design of fiber-reinforced concrete (FRC) structures. However, loading configurations under which a material is expected to perform in situ seldom match the third-point loaded beam used in tests on FRC. In the present investigation, the performance of FRC beams tested using third-point loading have been compared with nominally identical beams tested using central point loading. The results indicate that the Modulus of Rupture obtained using third-point loaded beams is lower than that obtained using centrally-loaded beams but that the post-crack performance of the former is greater.


    Author Information:

    Bernard, E. S.
    TSE Pty. Ltd., Penrith

    Xu, G. G.
    TSE Pty. Ltd., Penrith


    Stock #: JAI100430

    ISSN: 1546-962X

    DOI: 10.1520/JAI100430

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    Title A Comparison of Flexural Performance for Third-Point Loaded and Centrally-Loaded Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Beams
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee C09