Fracture processes of Self Compacting Concrete using image analysis

Title: Fracture processes of Self Compacting Concrete using image analysis
Author(s): T. Hemalatha, J. M. Chandra Kishen and Ananth Ramaswamy
Paper category : conference
Book title: International RILEM Conference on Advances in Construction Materials Through Science and Engineering
Editor(s): Christopher Leung and K.T. WAN
ISBN: 978-2-35158-116-2
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-117-9
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2011
Pages: 255 - 262
Total Pages: 8
Nb references: 13
Language: English

Abstract: The mode I fracture toughness of concrete can be experimentally determined using three point bend beam in conjunction with digital image correlation (DIC). Three different geometrically similar sizes of beams are cast for this study. To study the influence of fly ash and silica fume on fracture toughness of SCC, three SCC mixes are prepared with and without mineral additions. The scanning electron microscope (SEM) images are taken on the fractured surface to add information on fracture process in SCC.
From this study, it is concluded that the fracture toughness of SCC with mineral addition is higher when compared to those without mineral addition.

Online publication: 2011-10-31
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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