The drop-weight impact behavior of the ductility enhanced high-strength strain-hardening cementitious composites (dHS-SHCC) is compared to that of conventional reactive powder concrete (RPC) to validate its super-impact resistance. All materials have an identical fiber volume fraction of 2%. The compressive strengths of RPC and dHS-SHCC are approximately 210 and 115 MPa, respectively. RPC has the highest ultimate tensile strength of 17.9 MPa, while the developed dHS-SHCC has the highest tensile strain capacity and energy absorption capacity up to the peak (g-value) of 5.9% and 526.0 kJ/m3, respectively. It also absorbs 3.2 times higher energy up to the peak under flexure (toughness) as compared to that of RPC. The RPC beams completely fail upon impact of a drop hammer with a potential energy of 490 J. However, the dHS-SHCC beams are only partially damaged along with multiple microcrack formations and rebounds. Moreover, it produces at least four times the microcracks and is more sensitive to the strain-rate than those of RPC. Consequently, it can be determined that using developed dHS-SHCC is effective in resisting impact loads as compared to RPC.
|Journal||Journal of Building Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 2021 Dec|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea ( NRF ) grant funded by the Korea government ( MSIT ) (No. 2021R1A2C4001503 ).
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Building and Construction
- Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
- Mechanics of Materials