Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

55, 4, pp. 1205-1217, Warsaw 2017
DOI: 10.15632/jtam-pl.55.4.1205

An experimental study on the shear strength of SFRC beams without stirrups

Guray Arslan, Riza Secer Orkun Keskin, Semih Ulusoy
The use of steel fibers in reinforced concrete (RC) structural members aims at the impro-
vement of mechanical properties of such members. This study focuses on shear strength
characteristics of steel fiber reinforced concrete (SFRC) beams without stirrups. Test speci-
mens consisting of three RC and ten SFRC beams without stirrups have been tested under
three-point loading in order to investigate the effects of fiber content and shear span-to-
-effective depth ratio on the shear strength. Furthermore, an equation developed previously
for predicting the ultimate shear strength of SFRC beams without stirrups is proposed to
predict the diagonal cracking strength of SFRC beams without stirrups.
Keywords: steel fiber, reinforced concrete, shear strength, beam; slender