Effect of internal short fibers, steel reinforcement, and surface layer on impact and penetration resistance of concrete

Ali Abd_Elhakam Aliabdo, Abd_Elmoaty Mohamed Abd_Elmoaty, Mohamed Hamdy
2013 Alexandria Engineering Journal  
This paper presents an experimental program to investigate the impact and penetration resistance of concrete. The research work is divided into two approaches. These approaches are effect of concrete constituents and effect of surface layer. Effect of concrete aggregate type, w/c ratio, fiber type, fiber shape, fiber volume fraction, and steel reinforcement is considered in the first approach. The second approach includes using fiber reinforced concrete and glass fiber reinforced polymer as
more » ... ace layers. The evaluating tests include standard impact test according to ASTM D 1557 and suggested simulated penetration test to measure the impact and penetration resistance of concrete. The test results of plain and fibrous concrete from ASTM D 1557 method indicated that steel fiber with different configurations and using basalt have a great positive effect on impact resistance of concrete. Moreover, the simulated penetration test indicates that steel fibers are more effective than propylene fibers, type of coarse aggregate has negligible effect, and steel fiber volume fraction has a more significant influence than fiber shape for reinforced concrete test panels. Finally, as expectable, surface properties of tested concrete panels have a significant effect on impact and penetration resistance. ª 2013 Production and hosting by Elsevier B.V. on behalf
doi:10.1016/j.aej.2013.06.002 fatcat:ikj6gkrjffhphcj3vgez6zwdki