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A study on the flexural performance of the carbonized concrete beams



Title: A study on the flexural performance of the carbonized concrete beams
Author(s): O. Geng, G. Yuan, C. Guo
Paper category : conference
Book title: International Conference on Advances in Concrete and Structures
Editor(s): Ying-shu Yuan, Surendra P. Shah and Heng-lin Lü
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-41-1
e-ISBN: 2351580176
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2003
Pages: 377 - 382
Total Pages: 6
Nb references: 4
Language: English


Abstract: 
The carbonation of concrete not only decreases the ductility of concrete, but also disadvantages the aseismatic performance of structure. In this paper, the authors present the tests in which the reinforced concrete beams are carbonized through artificial accelerated carbonation conditions so as to obtain the ultimate loads of carbonized beams. Based on the test, a comparison of the flexural deformation performance between carbonized and uncarbonized beams is made. Furthermore, the carbonized reinforced concrete beams are simulated with the ANSYS definite element program. The results indicate that the ultimate load of carbonized appropriate reinforced concrete beam is 15% higher than that of the uncarbonized beam, and the ductility is somewhat lower.


Online publication: 2003-08-10
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00