ISSN 1556-6757







Volume 4, Issue 1, 2012


Performance of Fiber Reinforced Concrete Beams with and without Stirrups
Travis Hockenberry and Maria M. Lopez


The use of Fiber Reinforced Concrete (FRC) in non-structural applications such as slabs on grade and pavements has become widely accepted by the design and construction industries. Structural use of FRC, however, has not received a similar acceptance rate in spite of the large research effort conducted in the past 50 years. This study evaluates the performance of fiber reinforced concrete beams with and without steel stirrups. In particular, the interaction between conventional stirrups and hooked steel fiber reinforcement as well as the size effect of the specimens tested is investigated. Experimental results are compared to the new ACI 318-08 provisions for FRC use.  Full Article