An Analytical Approach for Evaluating the Impact Response of Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete Beam

Mohammad Bakhshi*, Honeyeh Ramezansefat, Mohammadali Rezazadeh, Isabel Valente, Joaquim A.O. Barros

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In this paper, a new approach is proposed for predicting reaction force in simply supported steel fiber reinforced concrete (SFRC) beams under impact loading (drop weight test) considering the energy conservation approach. If SFRC beams completely fail under impact load, it can be found that the total reaction force is equal to force capacity of SFRC beams. The force-deflection relationship can show the peak force that the SFRC beam can carry under impact load. Since concrete is a material sensitive to loading rates, the strain rate of loading and also the volume fraction of steel fiber will influence the beam’s response. The force-deflection relationship of the SFRC beam under impact loading is obtained using the proposed model. This model considers the effect of volume fraction of steel fiber and also the strain rate on the concrete properties. The model is then verified with the results collected from the literature that include 189 SFRC beams tested under drop-weight impacts and included in a database. The results obtained show that this method can estimate the maximum impact force with acceptable accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd RILEM Spring Convention and Conference (RSCC2020)
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 1: Strategies for a Resilient Built Environment
EditorsEduardo B. Pereira, Joaquim A. O. Barros, Fabio P. Figueiredo
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783030765477
ISBN (Print)9783030765460
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2021
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameRILEM Bookseries
ISSN (Print)2211-0844
ISSN (Electronic)2211-0852


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