Fracture studies on synthetic fiber reinforced cellular concrete using acoustic emission technique

Rasheed, Mohammad Abdur and S, Suriya Prakash and Raju, Gangadharan and Kawasaki, Yuma (2018) Fracture studies on synthetic fiber reinforced cellular concrete using acoustic emission technique. Construction and Building Materials, 169. pp. 100-112. ISSN 0950-0618

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Cellular lightweight concrete (CLC) is increasingly used for low strength non-structural and structural applications. The effects of synthetic fiber reinforcement on the fracture behavior of CLC is investigated. In particular, acoustic emission (AE) technique is employed to study the influence of macro (structural), micro polyolefin synthetic fibers and their combinations on the fracture behavior of CLC beams. Notched fiber reinforced CLC beams were tested to study the crack initiation and propagation characteristics using AE sensors. Different AE parameters are correlated with the crack growth and damage accumulation. An attempt has been made to correlate the crack mouth opening displacement (CMOD) with the number of AE hits. The variation of cumulative acoustic energy release of the cracks is studied with respect to applied load and CMOD. Three dimensional source location of cracks is carried out based on the AE events picked by the sensors bonded to the CLC specimens. The analysis of AE results indicates that the crack source location identification from AE is consistent with the actual crack development. Analysis of AE signals reveal that the CLC matrix cracking produces signals with less number of hits that lie in the notched plane in bending. Moreover, the signals from the post peak regime correspond to more number of hits which tend to be scattered around the plane of notch due to the fiber pull out.

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S, Suriya Prakash
Raju, GangadharanUNSPECIFIED
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acoustic emission, Crack propagation, Fracture behavior, Health monitoring, Hybrid fibers, Non-destructive testing, Polyolefin fibers
Subjects: Civil Engineering
Divisions: Department of Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2018 05:20
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2018 05:20
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