Feasibility Study of a Table Prototype Made of High-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Concrete
AbstractThe 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
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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.
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(3):41.Chicago/Turabian Style
Baioni, Elisa; Alessi, Roberto; Corinaldesi, Valeria; Lancioni, Giovanni; Rizzini, Robin. 2017. "Feasibility Study of a Table Prototype Made of High-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Concrete." Technologies 5, no. 3: 41.
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