Study on the Flexural Property of PVA-High Toughness Cementitious Composites
For the compressive strength of the normal concrete is high and the tensile strength is low, it is typically brittle material. The ultimate tensile elongation of it is insufficiently 1/1000. Zhongwei Wu, an academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering pointed out that compounding cementitious composites was the way to make it high-performance, and fiber reinforced was the key. Polyvinyl Alcohol Engineered Cementitious Composites has super flexural performance and stretching ability,and its ultimate deflection is approximately 40 times larger than that of normal concrete when bended, similar to the multiple cracking and super toughness of uniaxial tensile test, it shows significant bending hardening behavior in the process of the test. This paper studied its flexural property by four point bending test .
Guangfan Li, Yong Huang and Chaohe Chen
W. L. Tian et al., "Study on the Flexural Property of PVA-High Toughness Cementitious Composites", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 250-253, pp. 765-768, 2011