Cracking Behavior Comparisons Between Normal and Fiber-Concretes

by Michael A. Taylor, Univ of California, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Materials


A comparative study of the cracking behavior of plain- and polypropylene fiber concrete was performed. Both high- and low-strength concretes were studied. Maximum and average crack widths are reported and compared with ACI committee suggestions. Also reported are crack spacings and the height to which cracks spread toward the compressive face of the beams. Fibers appear to reduce all crack characteristics noted.

Subject Headings: Cracking | Comparative studies | Fiber reinforced concrete | Concrete beams | Polymer | Synthetic materials | Reinforced concrete | Concrete

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