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An Experimental Investigation on the Behavior of Strain Hardening Cement-Based Composites (SHCC) under Impact Compression and Shear Loading

Version 1 : Received: 23 September 2020 / Approved: 24 September 2020 / Online: 24 September 2020 (11:16:31 CEST)

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A. Heravi, A.; Mosig, O.; Tawfik, A.; Curbach, M.; Mechtcherine, V. An Experimental Investigation of the Behavior of Strain-Hardening Cement-Based Composites (SHCC) under Impact Compression and Shear Loading. Materials 2020, 13, 4514. A. Heravi, A.; Mosig, O.; Tawfik, A.; Curbach, M.; Mechtcherine, V. An Experimental Investigation of the Behavior of Strain-Hardening Cement-Based Composites (SHCC) under Impact Compression and Shear Loading. Materials 2020, 13, 4514.

Journal reference: Materials 2020, 13, 4514
DOI: 10.3390/ma13204514

Abstract

The ductile behavior of strain hardening cement-based composites (SHCC) under direct tensile load makes them promising solutions for applications where high energy dissipation is needed, such as earthquake, impact by a projectile, or blast. However, the superior tensile ductility of SHCC due to multiple cracking does not necessarily entail compressive and shear ductility. As an effort to characterize the behavior of SHCC under impact compressive and shear loading, relevant to the mentioned high-speed loading scenarios, the paper at hand studies the performance of a SHCC and its constituent cement-based matrices using the split-Hopkinson bar method. For compression experiments, cylindrical specimens with a length-to-diameter ratio (l/d) of 1.6 were used. The selected length of the sample led to similar failure modes under the quasi-static and impact loading conditions, which was necessary for a reliable comparison of the obtained compressive strengths. The impact experiments were performed in a split-Hopkinson pressure bar (SHPB) at a strain rate that reached 110 s-1 at the moment of failure. For shear experiments, a special adapter was developed for a split-Hopkinson tension bar (SHTB). The adapter enabled performing impact shear experiments on planar specimens using the tensile wave generated in the SHTB. Results showed a dynamic increase factor (DIF) of 2.3 and 2.0 for compressive and shear strength of SHCC, respectively. As compared to the non-reinforced constituent matrix, the absolute value of the compressive strength was lower for the SHCC. Contrarily, under shear loading, the SHCC yielded the higher shear strength than the non-reinforced matrix.

Subject Areas

Impact loading; split-Hopkinson bar; SHCC; ECC; compressive loading; shear loading

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