AuthorWiemer, NielsWetzel, AlexanderSchleiting, MaximilianKrooß, PhilippVollmer, MalteNiendorf, ThomasBöhm, StefanMiddendorf, Bernhard
MetadataShow full item record
Effect of Fibre Material and Fibre Roughness on the Pullout Behaviour of Metallic Micro Fibres Embedded in UHPC
The use of micro fibres in Ultra-High-Performance Concrete (UHPC) as reinforcement increases tensile strength and especially improves the post-cracking behaviour. Without using fibres, the dense structure of the concrete matrix results in a brittle failure upon loading. To counteract this behaviour by fibre reinforcement, an optimal bond between fibre and cementitious matrix is essential. For the composite properties not only the initial surfaces of the materials are important, but also the bonding characteristics at the interfacial transition zone (ITZ), which changes upon the joining of both materials. These changes are mainly induced by the bond of cementitious phases on the fibre. In the present work, three fibre types were used: steel fibres with brass coating, stainless-steel fibres as well as nickel-titanium shape memory alloys (SMA). SMA fibres have the ability of “remembering” an imprinted shape (referred to as shape memory effect), triggered by thermal activation or stress, principally providing for superior performance of the fibre-reinforced UHPC. However, previous studies have shown that NiTi-fibres have a much lower bond strength to the concrete matrix than steel fibres, eventually leading to a deterioration of the mechanical properties of the composite. Accordingly, the bond between both materials has to be improved. A possible strategy is to roughen the fibre surfaces to varying degrees by laser treatment. As a result, it can be shown that laser treated fibres are characterised by improved bonding behaviour. In order to determine the bond strength of straight, smooth fibres of different metal alloy compositions, the present study characterized multiple fibres in series with a Compact-Tension-Shear (CTS) device. For critical evaluation, results obtained by these tests are compared with the results of conventional testing procedures, i.e., bending tests employing concrete prisms with fibre reinforcements. The bond behaviour is compared with the results of the flexural strength of prisms (4 × 4 × 16 cm3) with fibre reinforcements.
CitationIn: Materials Volume 13 / Issue 14 (2020-07-14) ,S. 3128 ; EISSN 1996-1944
SponsorshipGefördert durch den Publikationsfonds der Universität Kassel
CollectionsPublikationen (Artikel im Open Access gefördert durch die UB)
The following license files are associated with this item: