Numerical Modelling of Fracture in Polyolefin Fibre Reinforced Concrete Specimens under Mixed-Mode Loading (I+II)

Suárez Guerra, Fernando and Gálvez Ruiz, Jaime and Enfedaque Díaz, Alejandro and García Alberti, Marcos (2019). Numerical Modelling of Fracture in Polyolefin Fibre Reinforced Concrete Specimens under Mixed-Mode Loading (I+II). In: "10th International Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures", 23-26 junio, 2019, Bayonne, France. https://doi.org/10.21012/FC10.235609.

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Title: Numerical Modelling of Fracture in Polyolefin Fibre Reinforced Concrete Specimens under Mixed-Mode Loading (I+II)
Author/s:
  • Suárez Guerra, Fernando
  • Gálvez Ruiz, Jaime
  • Enfedaque Díaz, Alejandro
  • García Alberti, Marcos
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Other)
Event Title: 10th International Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures
Event Dates: 23-26 junio, 2019
Event Location: Bayonne, France
Title of Book: FraMCoS-10: 10th International Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures
Date: 2019
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Cohesive Fracture, Fibre Reinforced Concrete, Composites, Durability
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Civil: Construcción
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

In the last decades, many researchers have focused their work on studying the behaviour of fibre-reinforced concrete (FRC). The appearance of specific recommendations in several Standards has boosted their usage and the interest in this technology. Apart from the traditional steel fibres, new materials are now studied as fibre-type reinforcement in structural concrete. This is the case of polyolefin, a polymer that has proved to be a suitable alternative that overcomes some of the drawbacks of steel, namely those related to corrosion processes, and keeps a good ductile behaviour providing structural strength to concrete against tensile stresses. Modelling fracture of FRC elements has also proved to be successful using trilinear softening functions, not only with polyolefin fibres, but also with steel and glass fibres. Nevertheless, these numerical models have been used to contrast only notched specimens under three-point bending symmetric loading. In this contribution, trilinear softening functions are used to model fracture in specimens in which crack initiates under a combination of modes I and II. Fracture is modelled by means of an embedded crack formulation based on the strong discontinuity approach. Two sets of experimental data are compared, one with specimens of the same size with different proportions of fibres and another one where, keeping the fibre proportion constant, the specimens are scaled up in order to analyse the size effect. In both sets of experimental results, the Load-CMOD diagrams fit reasonably well using trilinear softening functions, predicting with correction the maximum load and the shape of the diagram due to the influence of the fibres.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainBIA2016-78742-C2-2-RUnspecifiedUnspecifiedSeguridad y sostenibilidad asociadas en aplicaciones estructurales de materiales base cemento con alta ductilidad: del resultado de laboratorio al cálculo estructural

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Item ID: 64855
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/64855/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:64855
DOI: 10.21012/FC10.235609
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 22 Oct 2020 06:22
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2020 06:22
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