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  • - Cracked macro-synthetic fibre reinforced concrete (FRC) has shown significant tensile creep over 8 months even at a stress level as low as 30 % of the average residual tensile strength. Creep should therefore be taken into account in the use of macro-synthetic FRC.
  • - Creep fracture of specimens occurred at 60 and 70 % stress level; hence, such stress levels are not sustainable for cracked macro-synthetic FRC.
  • - Mechanisms responsible for the creep of cracked macro-synthetic FRC are the time-dependent fibre pull-out and fibre creep under sustained loadings.


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Part V

Influence of Applied Load on Creep Tests

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