Strain-rate effects in fibre-reinforced concrete subjected to impact and impulsive loading

Wimal Suaris, Surendra P. Shah*

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One of the most important properties of fibre-reinforced concrete is its considerably improved impact resistance compared to that of the unreinforced matrix. Although tests for determining the impact resistance can be tailored to suit practical situations, a more basic knowledge of the mechanical properties of the composite at the high strain-rates caused by impact would pave the way for more rational analysis and design of fibre-reinforced concrete structures subjected to impact. In this paper the tests conducted by various investigators to assess the impact resistance of fibre-reinforced concrete are reviewed, and some recent work conducted by the authors to obtain more basic material properties is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-159
Number of pages7
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1982


  • bonding
  • composite materials
  • fibre-reinforced concrete
  • impact resistance
  • impact testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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