DYMAT 2009
Volume 1, 2009
DYMAT 2009 - 9th International Conference on the Mechanical and Physical Behaviour of Materials under Dynamic Loading
Page(s) 671 - 677
Section Industrial Applications
Published online 15 September 2009
DYMAT 2009 (2009) 671-677
DOI: 10.1051/dymat/2009095

Fiber-reinforced ultra-high performance concrete under tensile loads

O. Millon1, W. Riedel1, K. Thoma1, E. Fehling2 and M. Nöldgen3

1  Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics, EMI, 79104 Freiburg, Germany
2  University of Kassel Department of Civil Engineering, 34125 Kassel, Germany
3  Schuessler-Plan Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, 40470 Düsseldorf, Germany

Published online: 15 September 2009

The present paper deals with the material behavior of ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) at high strain rates up to 160 1/s. Static and dynamic material-parameters and the fracture behavior of a fiber-reinforced ultra-high performance concrete (mixture B4Q) were investigated. The material shows static compression strength up to 180 MPa and static tension strength up to 9 MPa. With the help of Hopkinson Bar experiments, dynamic material-properties like Young's modulus, tensile strength and fracture energy are determined. Furthermore, it was possible to record the failure process in small time-steps by application of a new method of fracture observation. Based on the measured material-parameters, the paper provides “Dynamic Increase Factors” (DIF) of Young's modulus, tensile strength and fracture energy to figure out the differences between UHPC, conventional and high strength concrete and the potential of the new building material.

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