Title page for ETD etd-10192001-141348

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Guirola, Marcela Renee
URN etd-10192001-141348
Title Strength and Performance of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Composite Slabs
Degree Master of Science
Department Civil Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Roberts-Wollmann, Carin L. Committee Chair
Easterling, William Samuel Committee Co-Chair
Weyers, Richard E. Committee Member
  • composite beams and joists
  • composite slabs
  • push-out tests
  • fiber-reinforced concrete
  • shear connectors
Date of Defense 2001-10-18
Availability unrestricted
The purpose of this research is to evaluate and compare the influence of four types of secondary reinforcement on various component strengths related to composite slabs. These components include the composite slab strength under uniform load, the strength of two types of shear connectors used with composite beams and joists, composite slab strength due to a concentrated load, and the flexural toughness and first-crack strength of fiber-reinforced concrete using ASTM C1018 (1998) standard test. The performance of the specimens reinforced with fibers are compared with that of the specimens reinforced with welded-wire fabric (WWF), with the purpose of determining if fiber-reinforced concrete can be used as an alternative to WWF.
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