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On the bearing capacity of frc structures: is the material characteristic value the “right” choice?



Title: On the bearing capacity of frc structures: is the material characteristic value the “right” choice?
Author(s): M. di Prisco, D. Dozio and M. Colombo
Paper category : conference
Book title: 2nd International RILEM Conference on Strain Hardening Cementitious Composites (SHCC2-Rio)
Editor(s): R.D. Toledo Filho, F.A. Silva, E.A.B. Koenders and E.M.R. Fairbairn
ISBN: 978-2-35158-120-9
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-121-6
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2011
Pages: 279 - 287
Total Pages: 9
Nb references: 7
Language: English


Abstract: The paper shows in relation to very simple structures, as the prediction of the maximum bearing capacity of redundant structures cannot use the characteristic values computable by means of material characterization on notched specimens, especially when the standard deviation is very high, as often it occurs for FRC residual tensile strengths. A coefficient able to take into account the reduced variability of the mechanical strength when associated to a large volume involved in the failure process, which is proportional to the total fibre number activated, as well as the capability of the structure to redistribute stresses favouring the average strength rather than the minimum one, is here discussed.


Online publication: 2012-01-25
Publication type : full_text
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