Restrained shrinkage cracking of fiber-reinforced self-consolidating concrete

S. H. Kwon, R. P. Ferron, Surendra P Shah, Y. Akkaya

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Fiber-reinforced self-consolidating concrete (FRSCC) is a new type of concrete mix that can mitigate two opposing weaknesses: poor workability in fiber-reinforced concrete and cracking resistance in plain concrete. This study focused on cracking of FRSCC due to restrained drying shrinkage, one of the most common causes of cracking. In order to investigate the effect of fiber on shrinkage cracking of FRSCC, ring shrinkage tests were performed for polypropylene and steel fiber-reinforced concrete. In addition, a finite element analysis for those specimens was carried out considering drying shrinkage based on moisture diffusion, creep, cracking resistance of concrete, and the effect of fiber. The analysis results were verified via a comparison between the measured and calculated crack width. From the test and analysis results, the effectiveness of fiber with respect to reducing cracking was confirmed and some salient features on the shrinkage cracking of FRSCC were obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPavement Cracking
Subtitle of host publicationMechanisms, Modeling, Detection, Testing and Case Histories
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event6th RILEM International Conference on Cracking in Pavements - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jun 16 2008Jun 18 2008


Other6th RILEM International Conference on Cracking in Pavements
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago, IL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture


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