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Durability, low and high temperature behaviour of ultra high-performance fibre reinforced concrete



Author(s): E. Ferrier, L. Michel, D. Corvez
Paper category: Symposium
Book title: RILEM-fib-AFGC International Symposium on Ultra-High Performance Fibre-Reinforced Concrete
Editor(s): F. Toutlemonde, J. Resplendino
Print ISBN: 978-2-35158-130-8
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-131-5
Publisher: RILEM Publications S.A.R.L
Pages: 285– 292
Total Pages: 8
Language: English


Abstract: 
The objective of the research presented in this paper is to define the flexural behaviour of thin plates made of UHPC tested under 4-point bending and subjected to different temperature fields. Temperatures imposed during loading are between - 40°C and 100°C and applied to two types of Ductal® (FM and FO). The tests show a negative influence of high temperatures on the Ductal® FO and a positive influence of negative temperatures on the behaviour of both FM and FO Ductal®. In addition, some specimens of Ductal® FM and FO have undergone accelerated aging involving temperature, humidity, UV. This article shows the effects of aging on the behaviour of Ductal®. These exploratory tests demonstrate the interest to predict the behaviour of UHPC for use in extreme conditions which are vis-à-vis high or low temperatures, but also aging conditions.


Online publication: 2014
Publication Type: full_text
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