Test methods for impact resistance of fiber reinforced concrete

W. Suaris, S. P. Shah

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It is well accepted that fiber-reinforced concrete ex-hibits superior impact resistance than does plain concrete and numerous tests have been employed to evaluate its impact resistance. These include explosive tests and impact tests using projectiles and drop weights. Some of these tests and their results are described in this paper. Attempts to obtain more basic material parameters, by conducting instrumented impact tests, are described next and problems associated with the interpretation of their results are discussed. Finally a testing method developed by the authors, which appears to yield basic mechanical properties of fiber-reinforced concrete subjected to impact is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFiber Reinforced Concrete - International Symposium
EditorsGeorge C. Hoff
PublisherAmerican Concrete Institute
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9780870317118
StatePublished - Nov 1 1984
EventInternational Symposium on Fiber Reinforced Concrete at ACI 1984 Fall Convention - New York, United States
Duration: Oct 28 1984Nov 2 1984

Publication series

NameAmerican Concrete Institute, ACI Special Publication
ISSN (Print)0193-2527


ConferenceInternational Symposium on Fiber Reinforced Concrete at ACI 1984 Fall Convention
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York


  • Dynamic loads
  • Fiber reinforced concretes
  • Flexural strength
  • Impact strength
  • Impact tests
  • Metal fibers
  • Strains

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)


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