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Technologies 2017, 5(3), 41; https://doi.org/10.3390/technologies5030041

Feasibility Study of a Table Prototype Made of High-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Concrete

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Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Edile e Architettura, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona 60131, Italy
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Dipartimento di Matematica, Università di Roma La Sapienza, Rome 00185, Italy
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Dipartimento di Scienze e Ingegneria della Materia, dell’Ambiente ed Urbanistica, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona 60132, Italy
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Metrica srl, via Pestalozzi 22, Milan 20143, Italy
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Received: 13 June 2017 / Revised: 29 June 2017 / Accepted: 30 June 2017 / Published: 4 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Construction Materials Technologies)
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The challenging and innovative idea of realizing a table totally made of fiber-reinforced concrete is explored through an interdisciplinary research activity, where contributions coming from different fields (design, material science, experimental testing, numerical modeling) are combined. The paper describes the different phases of the study, starting from the design of the table, moving through the development of a purpose-made high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete and the mechanical characterization via experimental testing, and concluding with numerical modeling. Numerical results are determined by implementing a damage plasticity constitutive model in a finite element code. The mechanical response of the table has been analyzed for different loading and boundary conditions, and an exhaustive and complete picture of the possible failure mechanisms has been drawn. Simulations have clearly described the different stress-softening processes of damage evolution and plastic strains localization, pointing out the vulnerable parts of the table. Finally, strategies for improving the table mechanical performances are discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete; tensile testing; finite element modeling; plasticity; damage high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete; tensile testing; finite element modeling; plasticity; damage
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Baioni, E.; Alessi, R.; Corinaldesi, V.; Lancioni, G.; Rizzini, R. Feasibility Study of a Table Prototype Made of High-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Concrete. Technologies 2017, 5, 41.

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