Impact propagation effects along reinforced concrete beam
Paper in proceeding, 2019

This paper studies the time-dependent structural behaviour of concrete beams subjected to impact loading. Drop-weight tests have been carried out in 1180 x 100 x 100 mm longitudinally reinforced concrete beams. Experimental results have been obtained by combing a high speed camera with two-dimensional digital image correlation. The analysis focused on the dynamic internal forces distribution and wave propagation. Flexural moments and, especially, shear forces were greater than their static strengths, confirming the strain-rate dependence of both failure mechanisms and clarifying the sensitivity of concrete to develop brittle failure. Wave propagation analysis showed a variable velocity, decreasing as the slenderness of the effective span increased

internal forces

digital image correlation.




wave propagation


Carlos Zanuy

Technical University of Madrid

Gonzalo Sanz

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering

Morgan Johansson

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering

Rasmus Rempling

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering

IABSE Symposium

Towards a Resilient Built Environment - Risk and Asset Management
Guimarães, Portugal,

Blast and Fragment Impacts: Pre-study of strengthening of structures subjected to impulse loading

Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (2013-5663), 2014-01-01 -- 2017-12-31.

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