Mode I fracture toughness of fibre reinforced concrete

Andrea CARPINTERI, Giovanni FORTESE, Camilla RONCHEI, Daniela SCORZA & Sabrina VANTADORI
Low fracture toughness of concrete represents a serious shortcoming. An effective way to improve the concrete toughness is represented by the dispersion (during mixing) of discontinuous fibres into the concrete mix. The principal beneficial effect of fibres is the crack bridging in the cementitious matrix, providing resistance to crack propagation before fibre debonding and/or pulling out or failure. In the present paper, the fracture behaviour of FRC (fibre reinforced concrete) specimens is examined, with micro-synthetic...
This data repository is not currently reporting usage information. For information on how your repository can submit usage information, please see our documentation.