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Experiments and failure analysis of SHCC and reinforced concrete composite slabs

Cho, C-G., Kappos, A. J., Moon, H-J. & Lim, H-J. (2015). Experiments and failure analysis of SHCC and reinforced concrete composite slabs. Engineering Failure Analysis, 56, pp. 320-331. doi: 10.1016/j.engfailanal.2015.01.009


For all types of concrete structures, controlling of cracking, as well as the enhancement of serviceability and ultimate flexural capacity are important issues for deck slabs. This study presents an experimental campaign and accompanying nonlinear analysis of a series of Strain Hardening Cementitious Composite (SHCC) and reinforced concrete slab systems, simply-supported and subjected to four-point loading. In order to improve flexural performance both at the service and ultimate limit states, an SHCC layer with thickness of 150–400 mm was placed on the soffit of the composite slab; the SHCC was manufactured using two different processes, namely cast-in-situ SHCCs and extruded precast SHCC panel. Nonlinear analysis of SHCC and reinforced concrete slabs was also carried out to predict moment and curvature as well as deflections of the slab systems. The developed slab systems were found to have enhanced performance with regard to both at serviceability and flexural capacity, compared to the conventional reinforced concrete slab.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2015, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Publisher Keywords: Strain-Hardening Cementitious Composite (SHCC); Reinforced concrete slab; Flexural analysis; Extrusion process; High-ductile tensile strain
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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