The wedge splitting test - a test method for assessment of fracture parameters of FRC?
Paper in proceedings, 2004

In the presented paper, the applicability of the wedge splitting test for determining fracture properties of fiber-reinforced concrete is discussed and results obtained when using different specimen geometries are compared. This is based on experiments on steel fiber-reinforced concrete, with different mix proportions and fiber geometries, and non-linear fracture mechanics analyses. Furthermore, a general discussion of the wedge split test method when applied to FRC is presented, e.g. requirements on the test set-up, specimen geometry, data analysis techniques to determine the tension softening relationship, etc.

Wedge-splitting test

fiber-reinforced concrete

fracture mechanics.

Author

Ingemar Lövgren

Chalmers, Department of Structural Engineering, Concrete Structures

FRAMCOS 5 the fifth international conference on fracture mechanics of concrete and concrete structures. / Li, V.C. , et al.

Vol. 2 1155-1162

Subject Categories

Civil Engineering

ISBN

0-87031-135-2

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10/8/2017