Next Article in Journal
On the Material Characterization of an Aluminium Alloy Using Different Specimens and Identification Methods
Previous Article in Journal
Analysis of Failure Modes in Fiber Reinforced Concrete Using X-ray Tomography and Digital Volume Correlation
Open AccessProceedings

Analysis of the Flexural Behavior of Textile Reinforced Reactive Powder Concrete Sandwich Elements Using Optical Measurements

1
Mechanics Research, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, 501-15 Borås, Sweden
2
The Swedish Cement and Concrete Research Institute (CBI), RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, 501-15 Borås, Sweden
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Presented at the 18th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, Brussels, Belgium, 1–5 July 2018.
Proceedings 2018, 2(8), 393; https://doi.org/10.3390/ICEM18-05221
Published: 14 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Proceedings of The 18th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics)
Prefabricated and non-load bearing sandwich façade elements were developed using Textile Reinforced Reactive Powder Concrete (TRRPC) along with low density Foamed Concrete (FC) and Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) continuous connecting devices. Four-point bending tests were performed on large-scale TRRPC sandwich element beams to characterize the structural performance, which included the flexural capacity, level of composite action, resulting deformation, crack propagation and failure mechanisms. Optical measurements based on Digital Image Correlation (DIC) were taken simultaneously to enable a detailed analysis of the underlying composite action. The structural behavior of the developed elements was found to be highly dependent on the stiffness and strength of the connectors to ensure composite action between the two TRRPC panels.
Keywords: Reactive Powder Concrete; Textile Reinforced Concrete; Foam Concrete; Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer; sandwich elements; flexural behavior; Digital Image Correlation Reactive Powder Concrete; Textile Reinforced Concrete; Foam Concrete; Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer; sandwich elements; flexural behavior; Digital Image Correlation
MDPI and ACS Style

Portal, N.W.; Flansbjer, M.; Mueller, U. Analysis of the Flexural Behavior of Textile Reinforced Reactive Powder Concrete Sandwich Elements Using Optical Measurements. Proceedings 2018, 2, 393.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop