Modelling basalt fibre reinforced glass concrete slabs at ambient and elevated temperatures

Colin G. Bailey, Tumadhir Merawi Borhan

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The analysis of tests conducted on small-scale slabs at ambient and elevated temperatures is presented in this paper. The slabs were produced from a new type of concrete containing different levels of glass sand and basalt fibre. Two methods were used for this purpose: a simplified method developed previously and a finite element method, using the software package ABAQUS. For the slabs at ambient temperature, the results showed a good correlation for the load-displacement relationship between the test and the two models up to the failure loads. For the slabs at elevated temperature, the ABAQUS model gave a reasonable prediction for the temperature-displacement relationship while the simplified method gave a conservative prediction for the maximum allowable vertical displacement. As a result, the simplified method underestimated the temperature at which the reinforcement fracture occurs for this type of concrete slab, incorporating glass sand and basalt fibres. Further work is required to remove this conservatism from the simplified design method for this type of concrete. © 2013 RILEM.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)999-1009
Number of pages10
JournalMaterials and Structures/Materiaux et Constructions
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • ABAQUS model
  • Basalt fibre
  • Concrete slabs
  • Glass aggregate
  • Membrane action
  • Simplified method


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