A BRIEF REVIEW OF STEEL FIBER SELF-COMPACTING CONCRETE IN RIBBED SLAB
Keywords:Self-compacting concrete, Ribbed slab, Steel fibers, flexural behavior, full reinforcement
AbstractThe use of Steel Fiber Reinforced Self-Compacting Concrete (SCFRC) as structural elements is seen as favorable alternative to solve typical issues of complex reinforcing spacing and compaction in normal reinforced concrete. The primary benefit of SCFRC is that it can be easily poured in-situ, filling corners of formwork and gaps between bars of reinforcement with its own weight. SCFRC's structural performance is constantly being investigated because of its superior engineering and mechanical properties. Steel fibers added to the mix improved the hardened properties of self-compacting concrete in terms of tensile strength, ductility, toughness, energy absorption capacity, and cracking resistance. This study reviews previous research on SCFRC performance in slab structures with an emphasis on flexural performance. Thus, the knowledge could provide guidelines for academia and industry players on the structural and materials behavior of the slab elements.
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