Shear crack formation and propagation in fiber reinforced cementitious composites (FRCC)

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigh Performance Fiber Reinforced Cement Composites 6
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2012
ISBN (Print)978-94-007-2435-8
Publication statusPublished - 2012
SeriesRILEM Bookseries
ISSN2211-0844

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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