Time-dependent flexural behaviour of SFRSCC elements

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This work presents and discusses the long-term behaviour of pre-cracked steel fibre reinforced self-compacting concrete (SFRSCC) laminar structures of relatively small thickness. One hundred and twelve prismatic specimens were extracted from a SFRSCC panel. These specimens were notched with different orientations regarding to the expected SFRSCC flow direction, and were tested under four-point flexural sustained loading conditions. The influence of the following parameters on the creep behaviour was studied: initial crack opening level (0.3 and 0.5 mm), applied stress level, fibre orientation/dispersion, and distance from the casting point. Moreover, to evaluate the effect of the long-term residual crack opening on the flexural post-cracking strength, as well as on the secondary stiffness, a series of instantaneous monotonic and cyclic tests were carried out, and the corresponding force vs crack tip opening displacement (F–CTOD) curves were compared to the ones obtained by assembling the F–CTOD curves determined in the pre-crack monotonic tests, creep tests and post-creep monotonic tests. Finally, based on the results obtained from the creep tests, an equation was proposed to predict the creep coefficient for the developed SFRSCC.




Cunha, V. M. C. F., Barros, J. A. O., & Abrishambaf, A. (2017). Time-dependent flexural behaviour of SFRSCC elements. In RILEM Bookseries (Vol. 14, pp. 125–137). Kluwer Academic Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-024-1001-3_11

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