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Restrained Shrinkage Cracking of Fiber-Reinforced High-Strength Concrete

Department of Civil Engineering, Campus University, University of Guilan, Rasht 4199613776, Iran
Department of Civil Engineering, Technical Faculty, University of Guilan, Rasht 4199613776, Iran
School of Architecture and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia
Department of Civil Engineering, Institute of Higher Education Deylaman, Lahijan 441451174, Iran
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Fibers 2018, 6(1), 12;
Received: 7 December 2017 / Revised: 26 January 2018 / Accepted: 1 February 2018 / Published: 19 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Advancements in Fiber Reinforced Concrete And its Applications)
Concrete shrinkage and volume reduction happens due to the loss of moisture, which eventually results in cracks and more concrete deformation. In this study, the effect of polypropylene (PP), steel, glass, basalt, and polyolefin fibers on compressive and flexural strength, drying shrinkage, and cracking potential, using the ring test at early ages of high-strength concrete mixtures, was investigated. The restrained shrinkage test was performed on concrete ring specimens according to the ASTM C1581 standard. The crack width and age of restrained shrinkage cracking were the main parameters studied in this research. The results indicated that the addition of fiber increases the compressive strength by 16%, 20%, and 3% at the age of 3, 7, and 28 days, respectively, and increases the flexural toughness index up to 7.7 times. Steel and glass fibers had a better performance in flexural strength, but relatively poor action in the velocity reduction and cracking time of the restrained shrinkage. Additionally, cracks in all concrete ring specimens except for the polypropylene-containing mixture, was developed to a full depth crack. The mixture with polypropylene fiber indicated a reduction in crack width up to 62% and an increasing age cracking up to 84%. View Full-Text
Keywords: high-strength concrete; restrained shrinkage; fibers; cracks high-strength concrete; restrained shrinkage; fibers; cracks
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Saradar, A.; Tahmouresi, B.; Mohseni, E.; Shadmani, A. Restrained Shrinkage Cracking of Fiber-Reinforced High-Strength Concrete. Fibers 2018, 6, 12.

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