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Title: Techniques and Materials for Structural Models
Author(s): James E. Carpenter, Frederic Roll and Maier I. Zelman
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 41-64
Keywords: acrylic resins; concretes; fabrication; loads (forces); measuring instruments; micro-cracking; models; mortars (material); polyvinyl chloride; reinforced concrete; reinforcing materials; reinforcing steels; research; structural design; testing
Abstract:Techniques and materials for the construction and testing of models of concrete structures are discussed in this paper. Both elastic and ultimate strength models are considered. Elastic models are treat briefly. Time effects in commonly used plastic materials and complications in instrumentation are discussed. Materials to simulate both the steel and the concrete in ultimate strength models are discussed and references to detailed investigations are given. Fabrication, instrumenation and testing methods are described.
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