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Fatigue behaviour of self-compacting concrete

Sara Korte UGent, Veerle Boel UGent, Wouter De Corte UGent and Geert De Schutter UGent (2012) Concrete repair, rehabilitation and retrofitting III. p.1376-1381
abstract
It is well known that many civil engineering constructions, such as roads, bridges, beam cranes, marine and off-shore structures may experience fatigue loading which can cause failure at a stress level much lower than in case of a single static load. Continuous degradation of the concrete during the loading process, due to propagation of microscopic cracks in the cement matrix and consequent strength decrease, may lead to extreme deformation and excessive crack widths, followed by structural collapse. This phenomenon is extensively documented in literature for normal, Vibrated Concrete (VC), whereas this is not so for Self-Compacting Concrete (SCC). Since both concrete types have a substantially different composition, it is unsure whether their mechanical properties regarding fracture behaviour and fatigue resistance are similar or not. In this paper the results of static and dynamic four point bending loading tests (with stress levels from 0.10fcc to 0.80fcc) on reinforced concrete beams are reported. For comparison purposes 50% of the specimens is made from VC and 50% from SCC. During the static and fatigue tests, deflection, strain, crack width evolution and failure mechanism are observed. Subsequently, further analysis is carried out and both types of concrete are compared. The results determine that differences in deflection, strain, and crack pattern are present. Definite conclusions regarding the number of cycles to failure, however, cannot be drawn, given the scatter on these results. For that, further research will be needed.
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Concrete repair, rehabilitation and retrofitting III
editor
Mark G Alexander, Hans-Dieter Beushausen, Frank Dehn and Pilate Moyo
pages
1376 - 1381
publisher
CRC Press
place of publication
Leiden, The Netherlands
conference name
3rd International conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting (ICCRRR -2012)
conference location
Cape Town, South Africa
conference start
2012-09-03
conference end
2012-09-05
ISBN
9780415899529
language
English
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yes
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C1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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c:vabb:339716
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VABB-5
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2984946
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2984946
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2012-09-11 14:46:13
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  abstract     = {It is well known that many civil engineering constructions, such as roads, bridges, beam cranes, marine and off-shore structures may experience fatigue loading which can cause failure at a stress level much lower than in case of a single static load. Continuous degradation of the concrete during the loading process, due to propagation of microscopic cracks in the cement matrix and consequent strength decrease, may lead to extreme deformation and excessive crack widths, followed by structural collapse. This phenomenon is extensively documented in literature for normal, Vibrated Concrete (VC), whereas this is not so for Self-Compacting Concrete (SCC). Since both concrete types have a substantially different composition, it is unsure whether their mechanical properties regarding fracture behaviour and fatigue resistance are similar or not. In this paper the results of static and dynamic four point bending loading tests (with stress levels from 0.10fcc to 0.80fcc) on reinforced concrete beams are reported. For comparison purposes 50\% of the specimens is made from VC and 50\% from SCC. During the static and fatigue tests, deflection, strain, crack width evolution and failure mechanism are observed. Subsequently, further analysis is carried out and both types of concrete are compared. The results determine that differences in deflection, strain, and crack pattern are present. Definite conclusions regarding the number of cycles to failure, however, cannot be drawn, given the scatter on these results. For that, further research will be needed.},
  author       = {Korte, Sara and Boel, Veerle and De Corte, Wouter and De Schutter, Geert},
  booktitle    = {Concrete repair, rehabilitation and retrofitting III},
  editor       = {Alexander, Mark G and Beushausen, Hans-Dieter and Dehn, Frank and Moyo, Pilate},
  isbn         = {9780415899529},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Cape Town, South Africa},
  pages        = {1376--1381},
  publisher    = {CRC Press},
  title        = {Fatigue behaviour of self-compacting concrete},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Korte, Sara, Veerle Boel, Wouter De Corte, and Geert De Schutter. 2012. “Fatigue Behaviour of Self-compacting Concrete.” In Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting III, ed. Mark G Alexander, Hans-Dieter Beushausen, Frank Dehn, and Pilate Moyo, 1376–1381. Leiden, The Netherlands: CRC Press.
APA
Korte, S., Boel, V., De Corte, W., & De Schutter, G. (2012). Fatigue behaviour of self-compacting concrete. In M. G. Alexander, H.-D. Beushausen, F. Dehn, & P. Moyo (Eds.), Concrete repair, rehabilitation and retrofitting III (pp. 1376–1381). Presented at the 3rd International conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting (ICCRRR -2012), Leiden, The Netherlands: CRC Press.
Vancouver
1.
Korte S, Boel V, De Corte W, De Schutter G. Fatigue behaviour of self-compacting concrete. In: Alexander MG, Beushausen H-D, Dehn F, Moyo P, editors. Concrete repair, rehabilitation and retrofitting III. Leiden, The Netherlands: CRC Press; 2012. p. 1376–81.
MLA
Korte, Sara, Veerle Boel, Wouter De Corte, et al. “Fatigue Behaviour of Self-compacting Concrete.” Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting III. Ed. Mark G Alexander et al. Leiden, The Netherlands: CRC Press, 2012. 1376–1381. Print.