This paper presents an experimental study conducted to investigate the effect of fibre Reinforcement on the mechanical properties and shrinkage cracking of concrete.
A small fibre volume fraction of 0.1%, 0.5%, 0.8% and 1% gave the following average compressive strengths: 21.85, 32.07, 33.43, 34.04, 34.48 and in ultimate tensile strength the averages were: 0.72, 0.81, 0.93, 0.98 and these fibres was used for optimum efficiency in minimum quality. Additionally, to make a comparative evaluation of the mechanical properties and shrinkage cracking, I examined the addition of fibres and found that it played a significant role in improving the mechanical performance of the investigated concrete specimens as well controlling their cracking behavior. The mechanical properties such as compressive strength, splitting tensile strength, were slightly better than those of non-fibre-reinforced Concrete. The addition of fibers at a small volume fraction in concrete is more effective for drying shrinkage cracks than for improving mechanical performance