The research reported here investigated the pull-out behavior of deformed reinforcing bars embedded in fiber-reinforced-concrete (FRC) and high-performance- fiber-reinforced-concrete (HPFRC) matrices exhibiting increased tensile strength and toughness. Increased strength and toughness of the embedding matrix resulted in a significant increase in pull-out strength, strain capacity, and over-all ductility, as well as more stable crack development. Additionally, when sufficient lateral constraint (i.e. cover thickness) was provided, the use of an HPFRC matrix exhibiting strain-hardening behavior resulted in a slip-hardening pull-out response.
- Bond (concrete to reinforcement)
- ductility, pullout tests
- high performance fiber reinforced concretes
- metal fibers
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Building and Construction
- Materials Science(all)