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Behavior of conventional reinforcement and a steel-polypropylene fiber blend in slabs-on-grade



Title: Behavior of conventional reinforcement and a steel-polypropylene fiber blend in slabs-on-grade
Author(s): Matthew A. Miltenberger, Emmanuel K. Attiogbe, Benoît Bissonnette
Paper category : conference
Book title: International RILEM Symposium on Concrete Science and Engineering: A Tribute to Arnon Bentur
Editor(s): J. Weiss, K. Kovler, J. Marchand, and S. Mindess
Print-ISBN: None
e-ISBN: 2912143926
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2004
Nb references: 3
Language: English


Abstract: Results from a controlled slab-on-grade experiment relating drying shrinkage, curling and joint opening are presented. The experimental program involved instrumented slab strips maintained in a controlled environment for one year. The data includes standard materials characterization tests, flexural creep tests, curling profiles, joint opening, internal strain, and moisture measurements. The experimental findings indicate that the restraint provided by conventional reinforcement can cause mid-panel cracks to develop and that the performance of the steel-polypropylene fiber blend compares favorably with the performance of welded wire fabric.


Online publication: 2004-03-25
Classification: Applications
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/2912143926.092