Flexural analysis and design of strain softening fiber-reinforced concrete

Chote Soranakom, Barzin Mobasher

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Scopus citations


Parameterized material models for strain softening fiber-reinforced concrete are used to express closed-form solutions of moment-curvature response of rectangular cross sections. By utilizing crack localization rules, one can predict flexural response of a beam. A parametric study of post crack tensile strength in the strain softening model is conducted to demonstrate general behavior of deflection softening and deflection hardening materials. Uniaxial and flexural test results of several polymeric fiber-reinforced concrete mixtures are used to demonstrate the applicability of the algorithm to predict load-deflection responses. The data are compared with the ASTM International test Method C1599, which represents the residual strength of the sample after cracking has taken place. The simulations reveal that uniaxial tensile stress-strain relationship is under-predicted using the flexural response test results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAntoine E. Naaman Symposium - Four Decades of Progress in Prestressed Concrete, Fiber Reinforced Concrete, and Thin Laminate Composites
Number of pages15
Edition272 SP
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
EventACI Spring 2008 Convention - Los Angeles, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 30 2008Apr 3 2008

Publication series

NameAmerican Concrete Institute, ACI Special Publication
Number272 SP
ISSN (Print)0193-2527


OtherACI Spring 2008 Convention
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles, CA


  • AR-glass
  • Aging
  • Cement composites
  • Damage mechanics
  • Fabric-reinforced composites
  • Fabrics
  • Fibers
  • Glass fibers
  • Laminated composites
  • Microcracking
  • Moment-curvature relationship
  • Polypropylene fabrics
  • Pultrusion
  • Reinforced concrete
  • Strength
  • Stress-strain
  • Toughening
  • Toughness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • General Materials Science


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