Impact experiments with reinforced concrete plates of different thicknesses

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A test series of 15 reinforced concrete (RC) plates was carried out in the drop tower of the Otto Mohr Laboratory of Technische Universität Dresden. In these tests, the structural behavior of RC plates of different thicknesses was investigated under impact load. Within this report, the investigated specimen and the used drop tower facility are introduced. Furthermore, the experimental program and the experimental results will be shown. Following, the influence of different thicknesses and impact velocities are presented and discussed. The different damage levels of the RC plates influenced by the specific variation of the impact speed form a very good basis for further investigations in this scientific field. Especially the view into the plates, which was made possible by saw cuts, extends the understanding of the impact behavior considerably.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)587-598
Number of pages12
JournalStructural Concrete
Issue number21(2)
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 3 Nov 2019

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ORCID /0000-0002-1596-7164/work/111044177
ORCID /0000-0002-1825-1946/work/141545477
ORCID /0000-0003-2440-5670/work/142236534