Advanced numerical modeling of high-strength concrete (fc>60 MPa) structures designed to withstand severe thermal conditions requires detailed and reliable information on the mechanical properties of the material exposed to elevated temperatures. The only uniaxial compressive strength variation with temperature is not enough to satisfy the large number of parameters often required by advanced nonlinear constitutive models. For this reason, a complete experimental investigation is required. The paper takes a commonly used high-strength concrete (fc=73 MPa) as an example to describe a comprehensive experimental approach instrumental to the parameter definition and calibration of common constitutive models for concrete. The present study not only studied the overall compressive and tensile behavior of the case study material, but also investigated the effect of elevated temperatures on the specific fracture energy and the evolution of internal damage, in residual conditions after a single thermal cycle at 200°C, 400°C, and 600°C.

Material Characterization Approach for Modeling High-Strength Concrete after Cooling from Elevated Temperatures

Colombo M.;Martinelli P.;Di Prisco M.
2021

Abstract

Advanced numerical modeling of high-strength concrete (fc>60 MPa) structures designed to withstand severe thermal conditions requires detailed and reliable information on the mechanical properties of the material exposed to elevated temperatures. The only uniaxial compressive strength variation with temperature is not enough to satisfy the large number of parameters often required by advanced nonlinear constitutive models. For this reason, a complete experimental investigation is required. The paper takes a commonly used high-strength concrete (fc=73 MPa) as an example to describe a comprehensive experimental approach instrumental to the parameter definition and calibration of common constitutive models for concrete. The present study not only studied the overall compressive and tensile behavior of the case study material, but also investigated the effect of elevated temperatures on the specific fracture energy and the evolution of internal damage, in residual conditions after a single thermal cycle at 200°C, 400°C, and 600°C.
Concrete mechanical properties
Fracture energy
Internal damage evolution
Residual conditions
Thermal exposure
Uniaxial tensile tests
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