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30. Wedge splitting test - A test to determine fracture properties of FRC



Title: 30. Wedge splitting test - A test to determine fracture properties of FRC
Author(s): I. Löfgren, H. Stang, J. Forbes Olesen
Paper category : conference
Book title: 6th International RILEM Symposium on Fibre Reinforced Concretes
Editor(s): M. di Prisco, R. Felicetti and G.A. Plizzari
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-51-9
e-ISBN: 2912143748
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2004
Pages: 379 - 388
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 16
Language: English


Abstract: The applicability of the wedge splitting test method (WST), for determining fracture properties of fibre-reinforced concrete is discussed. Experimental results, using the WST-method, are compared with results from uniaxial tension tests (UTT) and three-point bending tests (3PBT). Furthermore, for the WST-method, two different specimen sizes have been investigated. Results from this investigation demonstrate the applicability of the WST-method and that the scatter of the test result is lower than for the 3PBT. Moreover, the investigated sizes of the WST-specimens do not seem to have a large influence on the fracture properties or on the specific number of fibres across the fracture surface.


Online publication: 2004-08-30
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00


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