INFLUENCE OF THE RANDOMNESS OF FIBER DISTRIBUTION ON THE DISPERSION OF FATIGUE RESPONSE IN STEEL FIBER REINFORCED CONCRETE USING MICRO-COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY
In this work, the dispersion in the flexural fatigue behavior of steel fiber reinforced concrete is studied. For this purpose, the random distribution of the fibers inside the specimens is analyzed by means of micro-computed tomography. The results reveal that fibers are better positioned in some specimens than in others, which partially explains the scatter of the results. In particular, fiber density or average height around the crack plane show a strong correlation with fatigue life.