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Punching Shear Capacity of Fibre Reinforced Concrete Slabs with Conventional Reinforcement: Computational analysis of punching models
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Civil and Architectural Engineering, Structural Engineering and Bridges.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Steel fibre reinforced concrete is not a novel concept, it has been around since the mid-1900s, but despite its great success in shotcrete-reinforced rock walls and industrial floors it has not made any impact on either beams or elevated slab. Apparently, the absence of standards is the main reason. However, the combination of steel fibre reinforced concrete and conventional reinforcement has in many researches shown to emphasize good bearing capacrty.

In this thesis, two punching shear capacity models have been analysed and adapted on 136 test slabs perfomred by previous researchers. The first punching model altemative is proposed in DAfStB - BetonKalender 201l, and the second punching model alternative is established in Swedish Concrete Association - Report No. 4 1994.

Due to missing information of the experimental measured residual tensile strength, a theoretical residual tensile strength was estimated in two different manners to be able to adapt the DAfStB punching model altemative on the refereed test slabs. The first solution is an derivation of a suggestion made by Silfiverbrand (2000) and the second solution is drawn from a proposal made by Choi etal. (2007).

The result indicates that the SCA punching model alternative is easier to adapt and provides the most representative result. Also DAfStb altemative with the second solution of estimating the residual strength contributes to arbitrary result, however due to the uncertainty of the estimation of the residual tensile strength, the SCA punching model is recommended to be applied until further investigation can confirm the accuracy of the DAfStB alternative with experimentally obtained residual tensile strength.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 80 p.
Trita-BKN-Examensarbete, ISSN 1103-4297 ; 334
Keyword [en]
Steel fibre reinforced concrete slab, punching capacity, concrete test, residual tensile strength, DAfStB, Swedish Concrete Association, conventional reinforcement
National Category
Civil Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-118825OAI: diva2:610902
Subject / course
Structural Design and Bridges
Educational program
Degree of Master - Infrastructure Engineering
Available from: 2013-03-13 Created: 2013-02-28 Last updated: 2013-03-13Bibliographically approved

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