Proceedings pro031 : International RILEM Workshop on Test and Design Methods for Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete - Background and Experiences

Title: International RILEM Workshop on Test and Design Methods for Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete - Background and Experiences
Edited by B. Schnütgen and L. Vandewalle
ISBN: 2-912143-38-1
e-ISBN: 2351580168
Pages: 222
Publication date: 2003

Since the early seventies, steel fibres are used in concrete to improve its performances. Steel fibres have been proven, mainly by empirical observations, to improve significantly the behaviour of concrete beams and slabs in the serviceability limit state (SLS) by limiting the crack widths and by assuring a more favourable crack distribution.
Promising research results allow also the consideration of using steel fibre reinforced concrete (SFRC) in structural applications (ultimate limit state - ULS). However, the utilisation of SFRC for structural purposes is quite limited in Europe, mainly due to the lack of uniform National and European Building code requirements for this material.
To tackle the problems as mentioned above on an international basis, the RILEM Technical Committee TC 162-TDF (Test and Design Methods for Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete) has been setup in April 1995. Most of the members were already active in standardisation with regard to SFRC in their own country.
The objectives of RILEM TC 162-TDF are:
§ to develop design methods to accurately evaluate the behaviour of SFRC in structural applications (both in SLS and ULS);
§ to make recommendations for appropriate test methods to characterise the (toughness) parameters that are essential in the design methods.

The work of the Technical Committee found its result in RILEM Recommendations published in Materials & Structures in 2000 and 2001. The RILEM Workshop in Bochum (20-21 March 2003) gave background information to these recommendations. Further applications and experiences were also presented and discussed during the workshop.


Author(s): B. Schnütgen, L. Vandewalle
Pages: XI - XII

Bending test and interpretation
Author(s): L. Vandewalle, D. Dupont
Pages: 1 - 13

Direct tension test and interpretation
Author(s): R. Gettu, B. E. Barragán
Pages: 15 - 30

Design with (sigma-epsilon) method
Author(s): L. Vandewalle
Pages: 31 - 46

Brite Euram program on steel fibre concrete subtask: durability : corrosion resistance of cracked fibre reinforced concrete.
Author(s): D. Nemegeer, J. Vanbrabant, H. Stang
Pages: 47 - 66

The flexural behaviour of SFRC beams and slabs : bending with (sigma-epsilon) method
Author(s): E. Erdem
Pages: 67 - 76

Experimental characterization of the flexural behaviour of steel fibre reinforced concrete according to RILEM TC 162-TDF recommendations
Author(s): J. Barros, J. Antunes
Pages: 77 - 89

French recommendations for ultra-high performance fiber-reinforced concretes
Author(s): J. Resplendino, J. Petitjean
Pages: 91 - 103

Shear design with (sigma-epsilon)-method
Author(s): J. Rosenbusch, M. Teutsch
Pages: 105 - 117

Calculation of crack widths with the (sigma-epsilon) method
Author(s): D. Dupont, L. Vandewalle
Pages: 119 - 144

Design of precast steel fibre reinforced tunnel elements
Author(s): B. Schnütgen
Pages: 145 - 152

Design of precast steel fibre reinforced garages
Author(s): B. Schnütgen
Pages: 153 - 159

HPSFRC prestressed roof elements
Author(s): M. Di Prisco, F. Iorio, G. Plizzari
Pages: 161 - 188

Prestressed bridge elements
Author(s): F. Capilla, R. Gettu, G. Ramos
Pages: 189 - 199

Steel fibre concrete industrial floors
Author(s): G. Vitt
Pages: 201 - 208