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The Effect Of LITS On Concrete Indirect Tension

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM030731

Volume

33

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

663.93 kb

Author(s)

H.P. Caraslindas & R.C. Barros

Abstract

The effect of LITS on concrete in indirect tension H.P. ~araslindas' & R.C. ~ a r r o s ~ I Dept Civil Engng (Math Division), FEUP-University of Porto, Portugal 2 Dept Civil Engng (Structural Div), FEUP- University of Porto, Portugal Abstract The response of concrete to elevated temperatures is an extremely important consideration in the design and rational assessment of structural concrete that may be subject to thermal loading. In this paper is reported more generally some recent research on the load induced thermal strain (LITS), that causes a significant relaxation and redistribution of thermal stresses of concrete beyond the uniaxial compression regime. More specifically, the deformations induced by virgin heating of concrete beams subjected to sustained bending are considered. All experiments were carried out as 3-point bending with plain concrete beams placed in a furnace up to 600°C with different heating rates and stress levels [I]. To achieve this goal, it was important to study in de

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