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113. Fiber reinforced cement composites for seismic resistant elements with shear-dominated behavior



Title: 113. Fiber reinforced cement composites for seismic resistant elements with shear-dominated behavior
Author(s): G. Parra-Montesinos, B. Afsin Canbolat, K. K.Y. Kim
Paper category : conference
Book title: 6th International RILEM Symposium on Fibre Reinforced Concretes
Editor(s): M. di Prisco, R. Felicetti and G.A. Plizzari
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-51-9
e-ISBN: 2912143748
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2004
Pages: 1237 - 1246
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 16
Language: English


Abstract: This paper evaluates the use of high-performance fiber reinforced cement composites (HPFRCCs) in seismic-resistant members with shear-dominated response as a means to enhance seismic performance and reduce or even eliminate the need for intricate transverse reinforcement detailing. Fibers used in HPFRCC materials include ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene fibers, and steel twisted and hooked fibers. The ability of HPFRCC materials to increase strength, displacement capacity, and damage tolerance in members subjected to shear reversals is discussed. Based on experimental results, it can be concluded that HPFRCCs represent an attractive alternative to ensure adequate seismic performance of concrete members with shear-dominated behavior while allowing significant reductions or even elimination of transverse reinforcement detailing.


Online publication: 2004-08-30
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00