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Experimental investigation for characterizing opening displacement of multiple tensile cracks on ECC

Author(s): T. Kanda, Y. Hiraishi, I. Fukuda, K. Suda
Paper category: Workshop
Book title: Fifth International RILEM Workshop on High Performance Fiber Reinforced Cement Composites (HPFRCC5)
Editor(s): H.W. Reinhardt, A.E. Naaman
ISBN: 978-2-35158-046-2
Pages: 57 - 65
Total Pages: 9
Language: English

A testing method of crack opening displacement (COD) measurement for highly ductile cementitious composites, ECC, was proposed on the basis of uniaxial tensile test and verified experimentally. A simplified method of counting the number of cracks, as well as the method directly observing COD, was found to be useful giving averaged COD in a satisfactory accuracy. The maximum COD of ECC taking into account possible variation at a tensile strain between 0.2 and 1.0 percent resulted in a constant value regardless of tensile strains.

Online publication: 2014
Publication Type: full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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