Behaviour of engineered cementitious composites and hybrid engineered cementitious composites at high temperatures

S. Pourfalah

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Abstract

The behaviour of engineered cementitious composites (ECC) specimens using polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) fibres and hybrid engineered cementitious composites (HECC) using PVA fibres and steel fibres (two different types) was experimentally investigated. The experiments included compression and flexural tests at different temperatures ranging from 20 °C to 600 °C. Under uniaxial compression load the HECCs specimens produced less debris (from 200 °C to 600 °C) compared to ECC counterparts. The flexural tests results revealed that the load bearing capacity and deflection of HECCs specimens were less vulnerable up to 100 °C compared to ECC specimens. Under higher temperatures the ECC specimens’ behaviour was brittle, while HECCs specimens exhibited a deflection-softening behaviour. Then a finite element model was employed to investigate the flexural tests results obtained from experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)921-937
Number of pages17
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Volume158
Early online date5 Nov 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • Bending
  • Compression
  • ECC
  • Engineered cementitious composites
  • Finite element modelling
  • High temperature
  • Hybrid engineered cementitious composites
  • PVA fibre
  • Steel fibre
  • Tensile

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)

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