Shock characterization of an ultra-high strength concrete
CEA, DAM, GRAMAT, 46500 Gramat, France
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Received: 25 August 2015
Revised: 12 February 2016
Published online: 14 March 2016
Nowadays, the design of protective structures may imply ultra-high performance concretes. These materials present a compressive strength 5 times higher than standard concretes. However, few reliable data on the shock response of such materials are available in the literature. Thus, a characterization of an ultra-high strength concrete has been conducted by means of hydrostatic and triaxial tests in the quasi-static regime, and plate impact experiments for shock response. Data have been gathered up to 6 GPa and a simple modelling approach has been applied to get a reliable representation of the shock compression of this concrete.
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