An experimental study on the shear strength of SFRC beams without stirrups
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Yildiz Technical University, Department of Civil Engineering, Istanbul
Publication date: 2017-10-15
Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 2017;55(4):1205–1217
The use of steel fibers in reinforced concrete (RC) structural members aims at the impro- vement of mechanical properties of such members. This study focuses on shear strength characteristics of steel fiber reinforced concrete (SFRC) beams without stirrups. Test speci- mens consisting of three RC and ten SFRC beams without stirrups have been tested under three-point loading in order to investigate the effects of fiber content and shear span-to- -effective depth ratio on the shear strength. Furthermore, an equation developed previously for predicting the ultimate shear strength of SFRC beams without stirrups is proposed to predict the diagonal cracking strength of SFRC beams without stirrups.