Analysis of Mechanical Performance of Crumb Rubber Concrete by Different Aggregate Shape under Uniaxial Compression on Mesoscopic
From micro perspective, crumb rubber concrete (CRC) is viewed as a composite consisting of mortar matrix, aggregates and rubber particle. In this paper, based on random aggregate model with different aggregate shape in planar, the mechanical properties of CRC using linear Mohr-coulomb constitutive relation are studied by nonlinear finite element method under uniaxial compression on mesoscopic. The number of random aggregates is calculated in two-dimension by Walraven formula. Circular random aggregate model, elliptic random aggregate model and polygonal random aggregate model are established. Stress-strain curves under varieties of conditions are derived and compared with the test results. The results show that the simulative stress-strain curve fit the reality very much. In the numerical analysis, the aggregate shape has little effect on the mechanical properties of CRC.
Ahmad Kamal Ariffin, Shahrum Abdullah, Aidy Ali, Andanastuti Muchtar, Mariyam Jameelah Ghazali and Zainuddin Sajuri
G. Q. Zhong et al., "Analysis of Mechanical Performance of Crumb Rubber Concrete by Different Aggregate Shape under Uniaxial Compression on Mesoscopic", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 462-463, pp. 219-222, 2011