A Test Method to Characterize Flexural Creep Behaviour of Pre-cracked FRC Specimens

Autores UPV
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Revista EXPERIMENTAL MECHANICS

Abstract

This paper presents a proposal of test setup and methodology for testing the flexural creep behaviour of pre-cracked Fibre Reinforced Concrete (FRC) specimens, aimed at providing a basis for standardization. The design criteria used to define the equipment and methodology are presented. A test results sheet and a curve are established to present the results of creep tests, and some experimental results are shown so that the test can be validated. The equipment and methodology proposed make it possible to research the influence of factors such as concrete type, fibres type and content, applied load, and crack opening value. © 2011 Society for Experimental Mechanics.