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FRACTURE MECHANICS OF FIBER REINFORCED CONCRETE AND THE DURABILITY OF FIBER REINFORCED AND AIR-ENTRAINED CONCRETE EXPOSED TO FREEZE-THAW CYCLES (FATIGUE)

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1986
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This thesis presents the experimental and analytical investigation of fiber (steel and Kevlar) reinforced concrete (FRC) to determine its fracture mechanic properties especially the J-integral. The freeze-thaw durability of fiber reinforced and air-entrained concrete is also investigated. The fiber reinforced concretes were found to have a much greater flexural strength and toughness compared to plain concrete. The compressive strength was found to decrease with the addition of fibers and air-entrainment. In all cases the addition of 1.0% or more fibers prevented catastrophic failures. The mixing and setting of FRC requires a rigorous procedure which must be followed to achieve a homogeneous matrix.
Title: FRACTURE MECHANICS OF FIBER REINFORCED CONCRETE AND THE DURABILITY OF FIBER REINFORCED AND AIR-ENTRAINED CONCRETE EXPOSED TO FREEZE-THAW CYCLES (FATIGUE).
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Name(s): JEANFREAU, JAMES JOSEPH, JR.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Arockiasamy, Madasamy, Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1986
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 111 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: This thesis presents the experimental and analytical investigation of fiber (steel and Kevlar) reinforced concrete (FRC) to determine its fracture mechanic properties especially the J-integral. The freeze-thaw durability of fiber reinforced and air-entrained concrete is also investigated. The fiber reinforced concretes were found to have a much greater flexural strength and toughness compared to plain concrete. The compressive strength was found to decrease with the addition of fibers and air-entrainment. In all cases the addition of 1.0% or more fibers prevented catastrophic failures. The mixing and setting of FRC requires a rigorous procedure which must be followed to achieve a homogeneous matrix.
Identifier: 14334 (digitool), FADT14334 (IID), fau:11141 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1986.
Subject(s): Reinforced concrete, Fiber
Fracture mechanics
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