Knowledge of the mechanisms controlling crack formation, propagation and failure of FRCC under shear loading is currently limited. This paper presents a study that utilized photogrammetry to monitor the shear deformations of two FRCC materials and ordinary concrete (OC). Multiple shear cracks and strain hardening of both FRCC materials was observed under shear loading. The influence of fibers, fiber type, including polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and polypropylene (PP) fibers, and shear crack angle were investigated. Based upon photogrammetric results, fundamental descriptions of shear crack opening/sliding and subsequent failure are presented.
|Title of host publication||High Performance Fiber Reinforced Cement Composites 6|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
Paegle, I., & Fischer, G. (2012). Shear crack formation and propagation in fiber reinforced cementitious composites (FRCC). In High Performance Fiber Reinforced Cement Composites 6 Springer. RILEM Bookseries