Tension stiffening of high performance fiber reinforced concrete

R. Shionaga, J. C. Walraven, J. A. Den Uijl, Yasuhiko Sato

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High Performance Fiber Reinforced Concrete (HPFRC), which has a high compressive strength of about 130 N/mm2 and a high tensile ductility by the addition of short steel fibers, was used in this study. Axial tensile tests on reinforced HPFRC members were conducted in order to investigate the influence of fibers on tension stiffening. Therefore the fiber content and the dimensions of the fibers (aspect ratio) were varied in the HPFRC mixture . The average concrete stresses, which were derived from the test results after correction for the initial shrinkage strain, showed that an increase e of the fiber content and a larger aspect ratio lead to a higher tension stiffening. Moreover, a simplified equation to determine the tension stiffening in HPFRC was proposed on the basis of the axial tensile test results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConcrete Structures - Stimulators of Development, Proceedings of the fib Symposium Dubrovnik 2007
PublisherStructural Engineering Conferences, SECON
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789539542830
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 fib Symposium Dubrovnik on Concrete Structures - Stimulators of Development - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 2007 May 202007 May 23


Other2007 fib Symposium Dubrovnik on Concrete Structures - Stimulators of Development


  • Axial ten site test
  • Fiber reinforced concrete
  • High strength concrete
  • Shrinkage train
  • Tension stiffening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction


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