Finite Element Modeling of Direct Shear Transfer in Carbon Fiber Reinforced Concrete

Document Type : Original Article


Lecturer (Dep. of Civil Eng., Faculty of Eng., Menoufia University, Egypt)


A finite element analysis is presented to simulate the behavior of push-
off specimens under direct shear. The model incorporates the material parameters
for reinforcement and the concrete matrix reinforced with carbon fibers. The
experimental results available in the literature were used to validate the numerical
results. Design equations according to the shear-friction concept reported by the
ACI code were revised for sand-lightweight carbon fiber concrete. A more rational
design equation was proposed for this type of concrete.