Test methods for fibre-reinforced cementitious composites - Loaddisplacement curve using notched specimen
|Publication Date:||1 November 2016|
|ICS Code (Concrete and concrete products):||91.100.30|
|ICS Code (Reinforced plastics):||83.120|
This document specifies the test method for the load-displacement curves of fibre-reinforced cementitious composites (FRCC) by three-point loading of notched prisms. The main purpose of this test is to evaluate the tension softening curve of FRCC.
NOTE 1 Both crack mouth opening displacement (CMOD) and load point displacement (LPD) are specified as the displacement in load-displacement curves, but measurement of both might not be necessary. Either can be selected depending on the purpose of measurement.
NOTE 2 Three-point bending test using notched specimen generally provides higher results than those observed in four-point bending test, in which the fracture occurs at the weakest point of the specimen.