Experimental Technique for Large-Scale Impact Testing of Reinforced Concrete

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Title: Experimental Technique for Large-Scale Impact Testing of Reinforced Concrete

Author(s): A. Scanlon, A. Nanni, and S. Ragan

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 143

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 315-326

Keywords: beams (supports); bridges (structures); cracking (fracturing); failure; impact tests; loads (forces); reinforced concrete; Structural Research

Date: 5/1/1994

Abstract:
Describes a large-scale pendulum device for testing reinforced concrete structures under impact loading. Details of the facility, including instrumentation of specimens and pendulum mass, are provided. Sample test results relative to full-scale bridge barriers and beams are presented. These tests show differences between responses under static and dynamic loads.