Strain hardening cementitious composite (SHCC) layer for the crack width control in reinforced concrete beam

Mladena Lukovic, Zhekang Huang, Dick Hordijk, Erik Schlangen

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Abstract

Strain Hardening Cementitious Composite (SHCC) is an innovative material which, due to the special material composition and the addition of fibres, exhibits a controlled microcracking behaviour under tensile stresses. As such it might be a promising material for improvement of durability of concrete structures.
An experimental study was performed aiming to investigate the cracking behaviour of reinforced concrete beams enhanced with SHCC layers in the tension zone (hybrid SHCCconcrete beams). Specimens with SHCC layers of different thickness were tested. The hybrid SHCC/concrete beams were compared to regular reinforced concrete (control) beams with the same dimensions and rebar position. Specimens were tested in four-point bending while Digital Image Correlation (DIC) and an image analysis software package (ImageJ) were used to evaluate crack pattern development and crack widths. In the experiments, hybrid beams showed better cracking behaviour compared to control beams, whereas also a higher bending moment capacity was found. The study indicates that by using a combination of conventional concrete and advanced concrete (SHCC in this case), possibly optimal design of reinforced concrete structures could be achieved by eliminating the crack width as governing design parameter and thus saving on reinforcement needed for crack width control.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Workshop on Concrete Modelling and Material Behaviour in honor of Professor Klaas van Breugel
Subtitle of host publicationSpecial "Klaas van Breugel" Sessions during the Rilemweek 2018
EditorsGuang Ye
PublisherRilem
Pages176-184
Number of pages8
VolumePRO 126
ISBN (Electronic)978-2-35158-215-2
ISBN (Print)978-2-35158-214-5
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventWorkshop on Concrete Modelling and Materials Behaviour in Honor of Professor Klaas van Breugel - Lijm & Cultuur, Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 27 Aug 201829 Sep 2018

Conference

ConferenceWorkshop on Concrete Modelling and Materials Behaviour in Honor of Professor Klaas van Breugel
CountryNetherlands
CityDelft
Period27/08/1829/09/18
OtherSpecial "Klaas van Breugel" Sessions during the Rilemweek 2018 in honour of the retirement of Professor Klaas van Breugel

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