Response of steel sandwich plates with FRC middle plates under hard lateral impact

Title: Response of steel sandwich plates with FRC middle plates under hard lateral impact
Author(s): P. Paramasivam, S. Santosh, W. A. M. Alwis
Paper category : conference
Book title: International Workshop High Performance Fiber Reinforced Cement Composites
Editor(s): A. E. Naaman and H. W. Reinhardt
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-38-1
e-ISBN: 2912143799
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2003
Pages: 157 - 166
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 6
Language: English

Abstract: An experimental programme was conducted to study the behaviour of steel - concrete composite sandwich plates under low velocity hard lateral impact. Square 300 mm x 300 mm plates of varying thickness were used as test specimens and were subject to impact at their center. A 40-kg drop hammer under free fall, dropped from a height of 4.0 m, was used to create the impact. The drop hammer had a hemispherical head. Following the impact, for all specimens, the strains in the bottom surface of the bottom steel plate rose steadily to a peak and then dropped steadily to a residual strain level at which it remained constant thereafter. Concrete and high strength concrete middle plates cracked. Fiber reinforced composites, SIFCON [1] and ferrocement [2] helped in reducing the cracks significantly and ensured that the middle plate remained as a single piece after the impact. Fourteen different specimens have been tested, comprising of plain steel plates to sandwich plates with a variety of middle plates. Comparisons between these specimens have been made on the basis of the strains recorded in the bottom plate, the depth of the dents on the top and bottom steel plates, and the extent of cracking of the middle plate.

Online publication: 2003-04-28
Publication type : abstract_only
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