Effect of ultra-high performance fibre-reinforced concrete on the blast performance of reinforced concrete beams

Author(s) : H. Aoude, Y. Li, C. Guertin-Normoyle, O. Algassem
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: 411 - 420
Total Pages : 10
Language : English

Abstract: This paper presents the results from an experimental program which examines the behaviour of UHPFRC beams under simulated blast loads. As part of the study a series of three large-scale reinforced concrete beams are tested under blast loads using the Shock-tube at the University of Ottawa. The specimens include one beam built with conventional high-strength concrete (HSC) and two beams built with Compact Reinforced Composite, a proprietary UHPFRC. The effect of UHPFRC on blast behaviour is examined by comparing the mid-span displacements, blast resistance and failure mode of the beams. Overall the results confirm the superior blast resistance of UHPFRC when compared to conventional high-strength concrete. In addition to reducing displacements at equivalent blast loads, the use of UHPFRC in beams leads to an ability to resist greater blast loads. The addition of high-strength reinforcement in the UHPFRC beams further improves blast resistance.

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

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