Development, Calibration, and Validation of Lateral Displacement for a Concrete Uniaxial Compression Test

G. Sherzer, E. Marianchik, R. Cohen, E. Gal

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Abstract

This research presents a novel uniaxial compression test system for concrete specimens. The motivation for this development comes from the need to calibrate and validate multi-scale numerical methods for the analysis of concrete structures, a research field which requires new experimental systems for concrete. The aim of this study is to offer an experimental methodology and to develop an experimental uniaxial compression system which provides the results needed for the calibration and validation of multi-scale models. The uniqueness of the suggested experimental system is related to its ability to measure the lateral displacements of a specimen with a rectangular cross section. The main challenges to achieving reliable results using electro-mechanical means are concerned with attachment of the lateral gauges so that it can follow the targeted spot with progressing longitudinal deformation. The unique experimental system developed for this study was found to be accurate and was validated by comparing macroscopic experimental results such as: displacements, modulus of elasticity and Poisson's ratio with the literature on concrete and aluminum specimens.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCONCREEP 2015
Subtitle of host publicationMechanics and Physics of Creep, Shrinkage, and Durability of Concrete and Concrete Structures - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Mechanics and Physics of Creep, Shrinkage, and Durability of Concrete and Concrete Structures
EditorsJohann Kollegger, Christian Hellmich, Bernhard Pichler
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages1420-1429
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780784479346
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event10th International Conference on Mechanics and Physics of Creep, Shrinkage, and Durability of Concrete and Concrete Structures, CONCREEP 2015 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 21 Sep 201523 Sep 2015

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Mechanics and Physics of Creep, Shrinkage, and Durability of Concrete and Concrete Structures, CONCREEP 2015
Country/TerritoryAustria
CityVienna
Period21/09/1523/09/15

Keywords

  • Calibration
  • Concrete
  • Keywords (CE Database Subject Headings): Uniaxial compression test
  • Lateral displacement
  • Mechanical properties of concrete
  • Modulus of elasticity
  • Multi-scale analysis
  • Poisson's ratio
  • Validation

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