Research on Impact Behavior of Reactive Powder Concrete
By means of the three-point bending impact equipment, with the measurement of ultrasonic velocity, the impact behavior and damage evolution of reactive powder concrete (RPC) with 0, 1%, 2% and 3% volume fraction of steel fiber were tested. The results showed that steel fiber significantly improved the compressive strength, flexural strength, flexural toughness and impact toughness of RPC matrix. The compressive strength, flexural strength, flexural toughness of RPC with 3% steel fiber increased by 40.1%, 102.1%, and 37.4 times than that of plain concrete, respectively, and simultaneously, the impact toughness of RPC with 3% steel fiber was 93.2 times higher than that with 1% steel fiber. RPC with 2% and 3% steel fiber dosage both had relatively high compressive strength, flexural strength and flexural toughness; however, compared with the sample with 2% steel fiber dosage, the impact toughness of RPC with 3% steel fiber dosage increased by more than 10 times. Therefore, taking economy and applicability into consideration, if we mainly emphasis on the compressive strength, flexural strength and flexural toughness, RPC with 2% steel fiber is optimal. While if impact toughness is critical, RPC with 3% steel fiber would be the best choice.
Jinglong Bu, Zhengyi Jiang and Sihai Jiao
Q. X. Zhao et al., "Research on Impact Behavior of Reactive Powder Concrete", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 150-151, pp. 779-782, 2011