High Performance Fiber Reinforced Concrete for Pavements

Şengün, Emin
Alam, Burhan
Yaman, İsmail Özgür
The addition of fibers has allowed concrete to take a role in the field of ductile materials. In this field, pavements were always a challenge and a success for concrete. To be a strong rival to asphalt, concrete needs to be more flexible, which is possible by the use of fibers. However, for this concrete pavement to be able to survive and last as long as possible it needs to be a high performance one. The shy use of concrete pavements in Turkey shows the need for further researches on the local base to allow this type of pavements to take its correct place and save many effort and costs. In this work, different high performance fiber reinforced concrete mixtures were prepared and evaluated to be used as pavement. A selection of micro, macro, synthetic and steel fibers was used in the production of the high performance concrete. The fiber dosages ranged between 1% to 2%. For comparison reasons, a concrete batch with no fibers and a one with steel mesh were also casted. The performance tests were conducted over square plates specimens with dimensions of 600×600×100 mm3, loaded on the center according to the EN 14488 standard. The test results show that the use of fibers has really improved the concrete performance. In addition to that, high performance fiber reinforced concrete might be a good match to the ordinary steel reinforced concrete.
12 th International Congress on Civil Engineering, (21 - 23 Eylül 2016)


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Citation Formats
E. Şengün, B. Alam, and İ. Ö. Yaman, “High Performance Fiber Reinforced Concrete for Pavements,” presented at the 12 th International Congress on Civil Engineering, (21 - 23 Eylül 2016), İstanbul, Türkiye, 2016, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/75636.