Designers and contractors frequently encounter difficulties when using beams for the assessment of postcrack pcrfomumcc in fiber­reinforced shotcrcte (FRS). llie most conimon bea,n test used in Nonh Anierica is the ASTM C-1018 procedure (AST!vl 1997), although alternatives exist, including the Japanese SF-4 procedure (JSCE 1984) and a multi rude of European national standards.