This study investigated the impact resistance and mechanical properties of steel fiber-reinforced concrete with water-cement ratios of 0.46 and 0.36, with and without the addition of silica fume. Hooked steel fibers with 60-mm length and an aspect ratio of 80, with three volume fractions of 0%, 0.5%, and 1% were used as the reinforcing material. In pre-determined mixtures, silica fume is used as a cement replacement material at 8% weight of cement. The experimental results show that incorporation steel fibers improve the strength performance of concrete, particularly the splitting tensile and the flexural strengths. A remarkable improvement was observed in impact resistance of the fibrous concretes, as compared with the reference materials. The results demonstrate that when steel fiber is introduced into the specimens including silica fume, the impact resistance and the ductility of the resulting concrete are considerably increased. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Titolo:||Combined effect of silica fume and steel fibers on the impact resistance and mechanical properties of concrete|
|Autori interni:||AFROUGHSABET, VAHID|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Rivista:||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF IMPACT ENGINEERING|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.1 Articolo in Rivista|
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