Vyshnavi, Pidapa and S, Suriya Prakash (2018) SHEAR BEHAVIOR OF FIBER REINFORCED HIGH STRENGTH PRESTRESSED CONCRETE BEAMS. Masters thesis, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad.

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Precast industries look for better alternative solutions to reduce the secondary reinforcement to speed up the production process. Addition of fibers to concrete helps in reducing the use of secondary reinforcement. Presence of fiber reinforcement has proven to enhance the ductility and energy dissipation capacity of the concrete under flexure and shear. The present study focuses on the shear behavior of steel fiber reinforced prestressed concrete (PSC) beams with different volume fractions i.e., 0.50%, 1.0% and 1.50%. Fiber reinforced prestressed concrete (FRPC) beams were cast using long line method and tested at a shear span to depth ratio of 2.4 to simulate shear dominant behavior. The effect of fiber addition on overall load-displacement, load- strain, ductility of PSC beams is analyzed. Other parameters such as shear span to depth ratio (a/d), compressive strength of concrete, longitudinal reinforcement ratio were kept constant. The test results portray that the addition of steel fibers arrested the crack propagation and the changed the failure from shear to ductile flexure-shear at higher dosages of steel fibers. Moreover, effect of other fiber type and its dosage on shear behavior was studied using structural synthetic (polyolefin) fiber and hybrid fiber (combination of steel and synthetic fiber). Effect of fibers on the flexure-shear interaction was studied using modified compression field theory (MCFT). MCFT is a space truss model which is used for modelling of cracked concrete sections. Cracked concrete is treated as a material with its own stress-strain characteristics. Equilibrium, compatibility and stress-strain relationships are formulated in terms of average stresses and average smeared strains. In the current study, the model developed by Vecchio and Collins (1986) for predicting the Shear-flexure interaction has been presented and discussed. The constitutive laws in MCFT algorithm were varied and shear-flexure interaction of fiber-reinforced members were analysed at the membrane and section level.

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S, Suriya Prakash
Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Steel Fiber, Synthesis Fiber
Subjects: Civil Engineering
Divisions: Department of Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2018 11:56
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2018 11:56
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