The wedge splitting test – a test method for assessment of fracture parameters of FRC?
Paper i proceeding, 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.


Ingemar Lövgren

Chalmers, Institutionen för konstruktionsteknik, Betongbyggnad

Fracture Mechanics of Concrete Structures, Vol 2. Proceedings of the fifth international conference on fracture mechanics of concrete and concrete structures. In Vail, Colorado/USA/ 12-16 April 2004

Vol. 2 1155-1162