Dynamic Mechanical Properties of EPS Concrete Under Impact Loading

  • Jun Hu (胡俊)Email author
  • Jianwei Ren (任建伟)
  • Deyi Wu (吴德义)


The finite element method (FEM) models of expanded polystyrene (EPS) concrete were established to study the relationships among dynamic damage, energy absorption and efficiency of buffering materials with varied flexible aggregate contents and impact speeds based on the existing split Hopkinson pressure bar (SHPB) experiments. Applied material indexes including damage degrees, crack rates and energy absorption capacities, and the dynamic responses of EPS concrete under impact loading were investigated. The results show that the failure types of these materials evolve from quasi-brittle destruction to flow-plastic destruction, the damage degree of EPS concrete increases with the enhancement of flexible aggregate content, and the peak of crack rate exists around the extreme point of shock velocities. The energy-absorption efficiency of EPS concrete increases nonlinearly when the EPS beads increase and the shock speed enhances, respectively.

Key words

EPS concrete dynamic damage crack rate energy absorption impact loading 

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TD 235.1 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jun Hu (胡俊)
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jianwei Ren (任建伟)
    • 1
    • 2
  • Deyi Wu (吴德义)
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Civil EngineeringAnhui Jianzhu UniversityHefeiChina
  2. 2.Provincial Key Laboratory of Building Structure and Underground Engineering of AnhuiAnhui Jianzhu UniversityHefeiChina

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