Bending test and interpretation

Title: Bending test and interpretation
Author(s): L. Vandewalle, D. Dupont
Paper category : conference
Book title: International RILEM Workshop on Test and Design Methods for Steelfibre Reinforced Concrete
Editor(s): B. Schnütgen and L. Vandewalle
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-38-1
e-ISBN: 2351580168
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2003
Pages: 1 - 13
Total Pages: 13
Nb references: 4
Language: English

Abstract: The "draft recommendation" of the bending test has been published in 2000 [1]. In the Brite Euram project BRPR-CT98-0813 (1999-2002) a round robin test programme was carried out on the bending test. Both plain concrete and steel fibre reinforced concrete (SFRC) were investigated. The material variables for the SFRC beams consisted of two concrete strengths, three fibre dosages and three types of fibres. In general, the beam test was found to be a good robust test and relatively easy to carry out. Although inter-lab variations do occur, this was relatively small compared to the inherent material variation. Some modifications, as proposed by the research consortium in the European project, have been included in the draft recommendation resulting in the final recommendation of the bending test [2].

Online publication: 2003-02-15
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/2351580168.001