Hybrid fiber reinforced self-compacting concrete: fiber synergy at low fber volume fraction

  • H Oucief Departement of civil engeneering ,University Badji-Mokhtar –Annaba, Algeria
  • J. Zeghiche Departement of civil engeneering ,University Badji-Mokhtar –Annaba, Algeria
  • C. Fanutza Labortory of materials and durability of construction (LMDC)-INSA –Toulouse, France
  • M. F. Habita Departement of civil engeneering ,University Badji-Mokhtar –Annaba, Algeria
Keywords: Self-compacting, concrete, hybrid, fibers, toughness, energy


In most cases, fiber reinforced self-compacting concrete (FRSCC) contains only one type of fiber. The use of two or more types of fibers in a suitable combination may potentially not only improve the overal properties of self-compacting concrete, but may also result in performance synergie. The combining of fibers, often called hybridization, is investigated in this paper for a cimentetious matrix. Control, single, two fibers hybrid composites were cast using different fiber type steel and polypropylene with different sizes. Flexural toughness tests were performed and results were extensively analysed to identify synergy, if any, associated with various fiber combinations. Based on various analysis schemes, the paper identifies fiber combinations that demonstrate maximum synergy in terms of flexural toughness.

Journal of Civil Engineering Research and Practice Vol. 3(1) 2006: 21-29

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