Experimental Equipment Research on Uniaxial Compression Stress-Strain Curve of Concrete
The constitutive relation of concrete under uniaxial compression is the essential theoretical basis for structural analysis of concrete. Because of lack of sufficient stiffness for ordinarily tester, stable falling branch of stress-strain curve cannot be obtained. The common methods to increase rigidity of loading system include direct and indirect method. The condition of realizing the stress-strain complete curve for concrete uniaxial compression is derived. A set of stiffness experimental equipment is designed by using the indirect method, which has the advantages of simple, dependable and strong adaptability. Experiment shows that stress-strain complete curve of uniaxial compression under different strain rate could be achieved by using this equipment and electro-hydraulic loading system of MTS co. ltd. It will lay foundation for putting forward the stress-strain curve equation of uniaxial tension and compression under considering the effect of strain rate. It can provide theoretical basis for structural analysis of concrete.
H. B. Chen et al., "Experimental Equipment Research on Uniaxial Compression Stress-Strain Curve of Concrete", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 163-167, pp. 1333-1338, 2011