Bond Strength of Reinforcing Bars in SIFCON

by Ali M. Hamza, Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States,
Antoine E. Naaman, Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Mechanics Computing in 1990's and Beyond


This paper presents a brief summary of an ongoing investigation on the bond characteristics of deformed reinforcing bars embedded in a SIFCON matrix. A significant increase in bond strength, bond stiffness, ductility, and pull-out work as well as improved cracking and failure mode are observed.

Subject Headings: Bars (structure) | Bonding | Cracking | Reinforced concrete | Deformation (mechanics) | Matrix (mathematics) | Strength of materials | Failure modes

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