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Title: Simplified Constitutive and Damage Plasticity Models for UHPFRC with Different Types of Fiber

Author(s): Doaa Talib Hashim, Farzad Hejazi, Voo Yen Lei

Publication: IJCSM

Volume: 14


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Keywords: UHPFRC, constitutive model, uniaxial tensile testing techniques, uniaxial compressive testing techniques, stress–strain curve, different types of fiber

DOI: 10.1186/s40069-020-00418-9

Date: 9/30/2020

In this study, several simplified constitutive models and a damage plasticity model for ultra-high performance fiber reinforced concrete(UHPFRC)material with micro and hooked ends steel fibers, Bekaert Dramix 5D steel fiber, and Forta-Ferro synthetic fiber had been developed. Later, these constitutive and damage plasticity models were applied as analytical model to numerically simulate the concrete members with different fibers, and to evaluate the behavior of the concrete sections. The constitutive models for UHPFRC of three mix designs were obtained experimentally by conducting uniaxial compression and tensile tests on both cylinder and dog-bone specimens. Next, a comparison was made among the three mix designs based on the outcomes retrieved from uniaxial compression and tensile stress–strain. These results were validated by numerically analyzing three hollow circular columns via finite element method. The numerical results revealed that the proposed material model possessed appropriate tensile strain-hardening behavior and uniaxial compression strengths of UHPFRC with different types of fiber. The lateral resistance responses of the tested hollow sections, which were obtained by using developed constitutive and damage plasticity models, displayed exceptional agreement with the experimental outcomes.