FACTORS INFLUENCING THE TENSILE STRAINS AND FLEXURAL FAILURE OF PLAIN CONCRETE

THE RESULTS ARE REPORTED OF AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF THE TENSILE STRAINS ASSOCIATED WITH FLEXURAL FAILURE OF PLAIN CONCRETE AND THE METHOD OF FAILURE. STRAINS WERE MEASURED ON THE TENSION FACE OF MOIST, STANDARD FLEXURAL BEAM SPECIMENS FOR A WIDE RANGE OF MORTARS AND CONCRETES. OBSERVATIONS WERE ALSO MADE OF TENSILE CREEP DEFORMATIONS DURING SHORT PERIODS OF SUSTAINED LOAD, STRAIN RELIEF AND THE EFFECTS OF AGGREGATE SURFACE TEXTURE ON STRAIN AND STRENGTH CHARACTERISTICS. FINALLY, THE PEAK DYNAMIC STRAINS WHICH CAUSED BREAKDOWN WITH REPEATED LOADING WERE COMPARED WITH SIMILAR CONCRETES. UNDER SOME CONDITIONS THE MAGNITUDE OF STATIC TENSILE STRAINS WAS FOUND TO BE DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE FLEXURAL STRENGTH AND TO THE SOLID VOLUME FRACTION OF CEMENT PASTE. /RRL/A/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • pp 525-533, 6 FIG, 1 TAB, 7 REF
  • Corporate Authors:

    Cement & Concrete Assoc, London /UK

    /Proc Intl Conference
    ,   USA 
  • Authors:
    • Welch, G B
  • Publication Date: 1968

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00213028
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Research Laboratory /UK
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 19 1970 12:00AM