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On Shear Behavior of Structural Elements Made of Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete


Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction and Objectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Estefanía Cuenca
      Pages 3-8
    3. Estefanía Cuenca
      Pages 9-10
  3. State of the Art

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Estefanía Cuenca
      Pages 13-51
  4. Experimental Tests

  5. Shear Database

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
  6. Conclusions and Future Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Estefanía Cuenca
      Pages 207-208
    3. Estefanía Cuenca
      Pages 209-209

About this book


This book sheds light on the shear behavior of Fiber Reinforced Concrete (FRC) elements, presenting a thorough analysis of the most important studies in the field and highlighting their shortcomings and issues that have been neglected to date. Instead of proposing a new formula, which would add to an already long list, it instead focuses on existing design codes. Based on a comparison of experimental tests, it provides a thorough analysis of these codes, describing both their reliability and weaknesses. Among other issues, the book addresses the influence of flange size on shear, and the possible inclusion of the flange factor in design formulas. Moreover, it reports in detail on tests performed on beams made of concrete of different compressive strengths, and on fiber reinforcements to study the influence on shear, including size effects. Lastly, the book presents a thorough analysis of FRC hollow core slabs. In fact, although this is an area of great interest in the current research landscape, it remains largely unexplored due to the difficulties encountered in attempting to fit transverse reinforcement in these elements.


FRC Hollow Core Slabs Model Code 2010 Prestressed Concrete Beams RILEM Design Method Shear Failure Modes Shear Strength and Stiffness Size Effect in Shear Structural Elements with Shear Failure Transverse Reinforcement

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Construction Engineering and Civil Engineering Projects, Concrete Science and Technology Institute (ICITECH)Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV)ValenciaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title On Shear Behavior of Structural Elements Made of Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete
  • Authors Estefanía Cuenca
  • Series Title Springer Theses
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Theses
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science Chemistry and Material Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-13685-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-36628-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-13686-8
  • Series ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series E-ISSN 2190-5061
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 209
  • Number of Illustrations 122 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Structural Materials
    Building Materials
    Engineering Design
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