Material Behavior

Effect of Design Parameters on the Blast Response of Ultra-High Performance Concrete Columns

Authors: Hassan Aoude (University of Ottawa) , Sarah De Carufel (University of Ottawa) , Frederic Dagenais (University of Ottawa) , Christian Melançon (University of Ottawa)

  • Effect of Design Parameters on the Blast Response of Ultra-High Performance Concrete Columns

    Material Behavior

    Effect of Design Parameters on the Blast Response of Ultra-High Performance Concrete Columns

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Abstract

This paper summarizes the results of an ongoing research program examining the blast performance of UHPC columns. As part of the study eight columns built with conventional concrete and UHPC were tested under simulated blast loading using a shock-tube. Parameters considered in this study include effect of concrete type, fiber properties, fiber content, transverse reinforcement, longitudinal reinforcement ratio and strength. The results demonstrate that the use of UHPC results in important performance enhancements in columns subjected to blast loads, including reduced displacements, increased blast resistance and improved damage tolerance.

Keywords: UHPC, blast, shock-tube, high-strength steel, columns

How to Cite:

Aoude, H. & De Carufel, S. & Dagenais, F. & Melançon, C., (2016) “Effect of Design Parameters on the Blast Response of Ultra-High Performance Concrete Columns”, International Interactive Symposium on Ultra-High Performance Concrete 1(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.21838/uhpc.2016.43

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18 Jul 2016