Dynamic Behavior of Textile Reinforced Polymer Concrete Using Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar

  • Mahmoud Abdel-Emam
  • Eslam Soliman
  • Amr Nassr
  • Wael Khair-Eldeen
  • Aly Abd-Elshafy
Conference paper

Abstract

Textile reinforced concrete (TRC) and textile reinforced mortar (TRM) have been introduced to the construction industry due to their relatively high tensile strength, high ductility, and ease of installation compared to other types of ordinary cementitious materials. A typical thin TRC plate consists of multidirectional fiber fabric reinforcement embedded in fine-grained cementitious concrete or mortar. One of the disadvantages of the TRC system is the potential early debonding that could occur between the fibers and the cementitious matrix. This paper discusses the possible use of textile fabric embedded in polymer matrix to form textile reinforced polymer concrete (TRPC) as an alternative material system to the conventional polymer concrete (PC) and TRC materials. The dynamic behavior of the new textile reinforced polymer concrete (TRPC) is quantified using modified split Hopkinson pressure bar (SHPB) system. Circular plates were prepared from TRPC with different number of fabric layers and centrally loaded using SHPB. In addition, the performance of TRPC specimens was compared to PC control specimen with no fiber fabric. The results show the ability of TRPC to withstand higher dynamic loads than the traditional PC. Such improvements in the dynamic behavior of the TRPC can benefit the design and construction of concrete panels against extreme loading scenarios.

References

  1. 1.
    Kodur, V., Ahmed, A., & Dwaikat, M. (2009). Modeling the fire performance of FRP-strengthened reinforced concrete beams. Composite & polycon. Tampa: American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Roye, A., Gries, T., & Peled, A. (2004). Spacer fabrics for thin walled concrete elements. In 6th international RILEM symposium on fibre reinforced concretes (Vol. 139, pp. 1505–1514). Varenna: RILEM Publications SARL.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Brameshuber, W. (Ed.). (2006). Report 36: Textile reinforced concrete-state-of-the-art report of RILEM TC 201-TRC (Vol. 36). Bagneux: RILEM Publications.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Häußler-Combe, U., & Hartig, J. (2007). Bond and failure mechanisms of textile reinforced concrete (TRC) under uniaxial tensile loading. Cement and Concrete Composites, 29(4), 279–289.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Häußler-Combe, U., Jesse, F., & Curbach, M. (2004, April). Textile reinforced concrete-overview, experimental and theoretical investigations. In Fracture mechanics of concrete structures. Proceedings of the fifth international conference on fracture mechanics of concrete and concrete structures, Ia-FraMCos, Vail (Vol. 204, pp. 12–16).Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Mobasher, B., Peled, A., & Pahilajani, J. (2006). Distributed cracking and stiffness degradation in fabric-cement composites. Materials and Structures, 39(3), 317–331.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Schorn, H., & Puterman, M. (2002). Polymer impregnated textile glass-fibre reinforcement for use in concrete. Bautechnik, 79(10), 671–675.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Henrych, J., & Major, R. (1979). The dynamics of explosion and its use (Vol. 569). Amsterdam: Elsevier.Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Jones, N. (2011). Structural impact. Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, USA.Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Huang, S., Feng, X. T., & Xia, K. (2011). A dynamic punch method to quantify the dynamic shear strength of brittle solids. Review of Scientific Instruments, 82(5), 053901.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mahmoud Abdel-Emam
    • 1
  • Eslam Soliman
    • 1
  • Amr Nassr
    • 2
  • Wael Khair-Eldeen
    • 2
  • Aly Abd-Elshafy
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringAssiut UniversityAssiutEgypt
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringAssiut UniversityAssiutEgypt

Personalised recommendations