• Ige Samuel Ayeni School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • Jamaludin Mohamad Yatim School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • Nor Hasanah Abdul Shukor Lim School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • Oluwatobi Gbenga Aluko Department of Civil Engineering, Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria




Beam shear failure, Fibre characteristics, Fibre hybridisation, Fibre-reinforced concrete beam, Shear performance


Shear failure of the concrete beam is always disastrous due to unnoticed occurrences and is avoided in construction. Introducing fibres into concrete elements has provided significant shear support to reinforced concrete beam structures through stress redistribution after initial cracking and bridging mechanisms. Given their advantages over single fibre strengthening in past years, using hybrid fibres in an optimal combination as strengthening in cementitious materials has drawn much interest. However, research on this area remains inexhaustible based on the emerging various fibre combinations and the challenge of unnoticed concrete shear failure. Therefore, reviewed research articles on shear performances of Fibre Reinforced Concrete (FRC) beams considering the effect of fibre volume, lengths and orientation on the synergy. The findings reveal the possibility of synergising fibre to enhance reinforced concrete beam(RCB) shear performance for metallic-metallic, metallic-synthetic, synthetic-synthetic, and metallic-biofibre combinations, with varying performance. Using low-strength/modulus fibre with high strength has been effective for shear resistance. Also, beam type (deep/shallow), fibre type and volume fractions, length, aspect ratio, orientation and distribution remarkably affect the shear performance of RC beams.

Author Biographies

  • Ige Samuel Ayeni, School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

    PhD Research Student, 

    Structure Department, Faculty of Civil Engineering, UTM, 81310, Malaysia

  • Jamaludin Mohamad Yatim, School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

    Prof Dr. of Structural Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Malaysia

  • Nor Hasanah Abdul Shukor Lim, School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

    Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Civil Engineering, UTM, 81310, Johor, Malaysia


  • Oluwatobi Gbenga Aluko, Department of Civil Engineering, Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria

    PhD Research Student, 

    Faculty of Civil Engineering, UTM, 81310, Johor Malaysia


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How to Cite

A REVIEW OF HYBRIDISED USE OF FIBRES IN SHEAR BEHAVIOUR OF FIBRE-REINFORCED CONCRETE BEAMS. (2024). ASEAN Engineering Journal, 14(1), 145-156. https://doi.org/10.11113/aej.v14.20314