Shear Performance of Steel Fibre-Reinforced Concrete
This paper presents results from an experimental study and an analytical assessment on the shear performance of steel fibre-reinforced concrete. Federation Internationale de la Precontrainte (FIP) standard shear tests were conducted on normal- and high-strength steel fibre-reinforced concrete (SFRC) specimens. Test parameters investigated include compressive strength of the concrete and fibre volume fraction. It was found that the steel fibres enhance the shear capacity of the concrete up to 70 precent compared to plain concrete shear capacity. An equation, based on regression analysis, is proposed to predict the shear capacity of the SFRC.