A study comparing the elasto-plastic load response of OPC and PFA concretes was undertaken using temperature-matched curing (TMC) to simulate in situ conditions. For a given strength, the concrete type and curing regime had no significant effect on the modulus of elasticity. However, PFA concrete showed a more ductile failure than the corresponding OPC concrete. In addition, higher plastic strain energies for the PFA concretes indicated better post failure toughness than that of the OPC concretes.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Magazine of Concrete Research|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Building and Construction
- Materials Science(all)