Journal Published Online: 01 January 1981
Volume 3, Issue 2

Inertial Effects in the Instrumented Impact Testing of Cementitious Composites



The effects of specimen inertia on the instrumented impact testing of cementitious composites are discussed and a method for reducing such effects is proposed. A two degree of freedom model capable of predicting the amplitude and period of inertial loading oscillations on the tup-load versus time-trace is presented. Results of tests conducted on asbestos cement and fiber-reinforced concrete are presented and are compared with those predicted using the analytical model. It is concluded that the model developed is satisfactory in predicting inertial loading effects.

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Suaris, W
Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.
Shah, SP
Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.
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Stock #: CCA10208J
ISSN: 0149-6123
DOI: 10.1520/CCA10208J