On the tensile resistance of UHPC at impact
Chair of Solid Mechanics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Siegen,
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Received in final form: 18 December 2017
Published online: 10 September 2018
Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) is a new class of concrete which shows high strength and durability. In this paper experimental investigations on the dynamic properties of a low-silica UHPC are presented. By means of Hopkinson Pressure Bar experiments the dynamic elastic modulus and the tensile resistance of the material are determined. Additional numerical fracture simulations, based on a cohesive finite element technique, confirm the measured data and illustrate the possibilities to obtain predictive simulations.
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