FRACTURE AND FATIGUE BEHAVIOR OF A HIGH STRENGTH LIMESTONE CONCRETE AS COMPARED TO GRAVEL CONCRETE

In the Netherlands, river gravel as traditional coarse aggregate for concrete is increasingly being replaced by other types of (natural) aggregate. After some more cracking was encountered during pile driving with limestone concrete as compared to gravel concrete, a comparative investigation into a number of material parameters was performed. For approximately equal compressive strength (85 to 90 MPa) differences in Young's modulus, fracture energy and brittleness were found. With respect to the application of limestone concrete in slender concrete bridge girders, the fatigue behavior was also studied. No significant differences were found between both concrete types, while the S-N curves as previously determined for concrete with normal strength appeared to apply also reasonalby well to the investigated more brittle high strength concrete types.

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    Delft University of Technology

    Faculty of Civil Engineering, Stevin Laboratory, P.O. Box 5048
    2600 GA Delft,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Hordijk, D A
    • Wolsink, G M
    • DE VRIES, J
  • Publication Date: 1995

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  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 125-146
  • Serial:
    • Heron
    • Volume: 40
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Delft University of Technology
    • ISSN: 0046-7316

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  • Accession Number: 00715505
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 2001 12:00AM