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Evaluation of concrete pipes reinforced with steel fibers

Author(s): J.L. Akasaki, A.P. Fugii, J.L.P. Melges, R.M. Queiroz, T.F.S. Trentin, M.M. Tashima
Paper category: Conference
Book title: 8th RILEM International Symposium on Fiber Reinforced Concrete: challenges and opportunities (BEFIB 2012)
Editor(s): Joaquim A.O. Barros
Print ISBN: 978-2-35158-132-2
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-133-9
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Pages: 581 - 588
Total Pages: 7
Language: English

The current text refers to a study developed to evaluate the mechanical behavior of concrete pipe prototypes, manufactured with steel fibers added in different contents, such as: 10 kg/m3, 15 kg/m3, 20 kg/m3, 25 kg/m3 e 30 kg/m3, replacing the conventional reinforcement. Also, simple concrete and reinforced concrete pipes were manufactured to allow a comparison among them. The pipes had nominal diameter and length equal to 600 mm and 1.5 m, respectively. These types of pipes are commonly used in water rain drainage systems. The steel fibers used have an aspect ratio of 75 and present the following characteristics: 60 mm medium length and 0.80 mm medium diameter. The results show that the application of steel fibers for concrete pipes provides a very good mechanical behavior, since the ideal addition for each kind of concrete is studied. Therefore, the addition of steel fibers to concrete pipes is an innovative technology that goes out laboratories to pipes factories.

Online publication: 2013
Publication Type: full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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