Studies of the interfacial properties of fiber reinforced cement

Surendra P Shah*, Z. Li

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The multiple fiber pull-out tests were conducted with steel wires and alkali resistant glass fiber strand in order to characterize the behavior of interface of fiber and cementitious matrix. Type I portland cement paste was used as a matrix. The specimens were tested with different curing regime. A simple method based on a recently developed fiber debonding and pull-out model was used to identify and evaluate the parameters at interface. The experimental data are presented on the parameter of shear stiffness of a fiber-matrix boundary layer, the shear bond strength, the frictional bond strength and the interfacial specific surface energy as a function of fiber embedded length.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMechanics Computing in 1990's and Beyond
EditorsHojjat Adeli, Robert L. Sierakowski
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0872628043
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
EventASCE Engineering Mechanics Specialty Conference - Columbus, OH, USA
Duration: May 20 1991May 22 1991


OtherASCE Engineering Mechanics Specialty Conference
CityColumbus, OH, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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