Behavior of steel fiber high strength concrete under impact of projectiles


  • M. F. Cánovas Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  • V. H. Gaitan Universidad Politécnica de Madrid



High strength concrete, Steel fibers, Shields, Piercing projectiles, Scabbing


This paper presents the results of the investigation carried out by the authors about the behavior of 80 MPa characteristic compression strength concrete reinforced with different amount of high carbon content steel fiber, submit to impact of different caliber projectiles, determining the thickness of this type of concrete walls needs to prevent no perforation, as well as the maximum penetration to reach into them, so that in the event of no perforation and only penetration, "scabbing" phenomena does not take place on the rear surface of the wall. Prior to ballistic testing was necessary to design the high-strength concrete with specific mechanical properties, especially those related to ductility, since these special concrete must absorb the high energy of projectiles and also the shock waves that accompany them.


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How to Cite

Cánovas, M. F., & Gaitan, V. H. (2012). Behavior of steel fiber high strength concrete under impact of projectiles. Materiales De Construcción, 62(307), 381–396.



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