Experimental investigation on the behaviour of reinforced concrete slabs strengthened with ultra-high performance concrete

Yin Hor, Teo Wee, Shirai Kazutaka

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Abstract

Nine rectangular specimens were tested to investigate the behaviour of composite reinforced concrete (RC) slabs strengthened with ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC). The specimens were two series with various UHPC strengthening configurations. The first, a rehabilitation series, tested UHPC as patch material for repairing deteriorated concrete structures. The second, a UHPC overlay series, was used to retrofit soffits of RC members. The results showed that using the rehabilitation series, the UHPC reduced diagonal cracking and developed more flexural cracks as compared to RC slabs with no UHPC strengthening. The UHPC exhibited excellent energy absorption with extensive deflection hardening and ductility during the post cracking range. In the UHPC overlay series, each slab showed diagonal shear cracks and debonding modes. The UHPC overlay delayed the development of shear cracking. As the overlay thickness increased, the ultimate load increased; but the tendency for the UHPC to undergo fracture failure also increased.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)463-474
Number of pages12
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Volume155
Early online date23 Sep 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2017

Keywords

  • Composite UHPC-concrete slabs
  • Ductility
  • Rehabilitation
  • Shear capacity
  • Structural behaviour
  • UHPC overlay

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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