Uni-axial tensile tests for UHPFRC

Author(s) : S. Dobrusky, S. Bernardi
Paper category : Proceedings
Book title : UHPFRC 2017 Designing and Building with UHPFRC: New large-scale implementations, recent technical advances, experience and standards
Editor(s) : F. Toutlemonde & J. ResplendinoT.Ch.
Print-ISBN : 978-2-35158-166-7
e-ISBN : 978-2-35158-167-4
Publisher : RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year : 2017
Pages: 165 - 174
Total Pages : 10
Language : English

Abstract: The article summarizes the state of the art of uni-axial tensile tests of normal strength, fiber-reinforced and ultra-high performance concrete. The localization phenomenon observed in tensile testing is presented and special interest is paid to multiple-cracking in the case of strain-hardening materials. Problems of specimen anchorage are presented and explained with a micromechanics approach. A four-stage fracture model is used for fiber-reinforced concrete to highlight its particularities regarding the uni-axial tensile testing. Previous tests and available guidelines are critically reviewed and the main disadvantages highlighted. At the end, a robust uni-axial testing procedure is suggested for both strain-softening and strain-hardening materials. The suggested procedure should provide accurate and reliable data with advantages of simple and fast testing. With the new procedure, main disadvantages of the previous procedures are eliminated.

Online publication : 2017
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros) : 0.00

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