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Round-robin analysis of the RILEM TC 162-TDF uni-axial tensile test: Part 1 - Test method evaluation



Title: Round-robin analysis of the RILEM TC 162-TDF uni-axial tensile test: Part 1 - Test method evaluation
Author(s): RILEM TC 162-TDF, B. I. G. Barr, M. K. Lee, B. Barragán, D. Dupont, R. Gettu, J. F. Olesen, H. Stang
Paper category : journal
Serial title: Materials and Structures
Abreviated Serial title: Mater. Struct.
ISSN: 1359-5997
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Volume: 36
Issue: 258
Issue date: 2003-05-01
Publication year: 2003
Pages: 265 - 274
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 13
Language: English


Abstract: A round robin test programme was carried out on the uni-axial tensile test recommended by the RILEM TC 162-TDF [1].
Both plain concrete and steel fibre reinforced concrete (SFRC) cylinders were tested.
Two concrete strengths and three fibre dosages were included in the test programme.
A comprehensive statistical analysis was carried out on the results to investigate the robustness of the test method.
Investigations were carried out on the intra-lab variations, inter-lab variations and within-mix variations.
Inter-lab variations were found to exist but these were not as significant as the inherent material variation.
Although there were difficulties encountered during the test execution, the uniaxial test was found to be a robust test.
The material parameter obtained from such a test is important in determining the fracture properties of concrete particularly in non-linear fracture studies.


Online publication: 2003-03-27
Classification: RILEM Technical Committees
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/13891


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