Numerical modeling of fibre-reinforced concrete

A. Abbas, S. Syed Mohsin, D. Cotsovos

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This paper reports the findings of a study into the behaviour of steel-fibre-reinforced concrete (SFRC) using non-linear finite-element analysis and existing experimental data. The overall aim of the research work is to formulate a reappraisal of the way in which stresses, deformations and cracking of such structural elements are predicted at present under both static and dynamic loading and how these predictions can be used to influence design decisions. The literature survey that preceded the work helped identify major shortcoming in the way SFRC mechanical properties are classified and presented at the moment and the lack of a unified approach to selecting a suitable model for general analysis and design purposes. There is also a clear gap in the literature on the application of SFRC constitutive models to study the potential of applying SFRC to enhance the seismic response of a structure and to assess the potential ductility and energy absorption capacity of such composites.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th International Workshop on Intelligent Computing in Engineering 2010
EditorsWalid Tizani
PublisherNottingham University Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781907284601
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010
Event17th International Workshop on Intelligent Computing in Engineering 2010 - Nottingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 30 Jun 20102 Jul 2010


Conference17th International Workshop on Intelligent Computing in Engineering 2010
Abbreviated titleEG-ICE 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Finite-element analysis
  • Mechanical properties
  • Steel fibre-reinforced concrete

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • General Engineering


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