EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 250, 2021DYMAT 2021 - 13th International Conference on the Mechanical and Physical Behaviour of Materials under Dynamic Loading
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Non Metallic Materials|
|Published online||09 September 2021|
Dynamic deformation and fracturing properties of concrete under biaxial confinements
Monash University, Department of Civil Engineering, Clayton, VIC 3800, Australia
2 University of Oxford, Department of Engineering Science, Oxford, OX1 3PJ, United Kingdom
Published online: 9 September 2021
The study of deformation and fracturing properties of concrete is essential to understand failure mechanisms of concrete material, especially under extreme and complex loading conditions, e.g. high strain rates and multiple confinements. In this study, dynamic deformation and fracturing behaviour of ordinary concrete under biaxial confinements are investigated by using a triaxial Hopkinson bar system, three-dimensional digital image correlation, and synchrotron X-ray computed tomography techniques. Results show that compressive strain localisation areas appear around aggregates due to the elastic difference between aggregate and matrix, where accompanied with initiation of interfacial cracks and propagation of main cracks. Transgranular cracks can also be observed in the central of specimen in CT slices due to the effect of strain concentration. In addition, CT slices with distinct properties in various directions indicate the anisotropic fracturing behaviour of concrete due to the effect of biaxial confinements.
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