Effect of steel fibers on the failure of early age reinforced concrete beam Celik liflerin erken yastaki betonarme kirislerin gocmesine etkisi

Arslan A., Ulucan Z. C.

Teknik Dergi/Technical Journal of Turkish Chamber of Civil Engineers, vol.8, no.4, pp.1507-1515, 1997 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Journal Name: Teknik Dergi/Technical Journal of Turkish Chamber of Civil Engineers
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1507-1515


The main aim of the present work is the investigation of the effect of steel fibers on the handlability of concrete members. The early age behaviour of concrete members were proposed to improved by the incorporation of small quantities of inert steel fibers within the concrete mix. A series of concrete specimens with steel fibers were tested. The crack spacing, width and number were recorded against load for both ordinary and fiber reinforced concrete beams. It has been observed that the steel fiber reinforcement reduces the crack widths and the deflections of early age concrete beams subjected to flexure. The ultimate loads were observed to be increased, indicating an improved tensile capacity as a result of the inclusion of fibers. It was concluded that the economy of the precast concrete industry may be increased in the application of steel fiber reinforced concrete reduce the defective production.