Development of Textile Reinforced UHPC with Reduced Steel Fiber Contents

Mengchao Zhai, Yiming Yao, Jingquan Wang, Barzin Mobasher

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Textile reinforced ultra high performance concrete (TR-UHPC) is developed to further improve the tensile strength and ductility with reduced steel fiber contents. Alkali resistant glass textiles are used to partially replace steel fibers in a hybrid manner. The effects of different steel fiber content on the tensile and bending properties is investigated for four short fiber content levels. It is found that the synergistic effects of the hybrid reinforcements can be used to enhance of strengthening and toughening mechanisms with reduced cost. Pronounced strain hardening and deflection hardening are observed under tension and bending tests. The highest ductility of the TR-UHPC specimens are obtained when the steel fiber content is 1.0% vol with enhanced strength.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFibre Reinforced Concrete
Subtitle of host publicationImprovements and Innovations - RILEM-fib International Symposium on FRC BEFIB in 2020
EditorsPedro Serna, Aitor Llano-Torre, José R. Martí-Vargas, Juan Navarro-Gregori
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783030584818
StatePublished - 2021
EventRILEM-fib International Symposium on FRC, BEFIB 2020 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: Sep 21 2020Sep 23 2020

Publication series

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


ConferenceRILEM-fib International Symposium on FRC, BEFIB 2020


  • Flexural behavior
  • Low fiber content
  • Strain hardening
  • Tensile behavior
  • Textile
  • UHPC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanics of Materials


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