TECHNICAL FACILITIES FOR ENSURING SECURITY
STRUCTURAL RESPONSE OF A REINFORCED CONCRETE SPECIMEN SUBJECTED TO BLAST LOADING
- 1 Higher School of Civil Engineering (VSU) “L. Karavelov”, Sofia, Bulgaria
- 2 National Military University, Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria
Field tests of fiber-reinforced concrete (FRC) and reinforced concrete specimens were performed by research team from Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic in cooperation with University and the Czech Army corps in the military training area Boletice. The test were performed using real scale reinforced concrete precast slabs (6 x 1.5 x 0.3m) with varying fiber type, fiber strength, fiber content and concrete strength class. TNT charges of 25kg placed at distance from the slab for better simulation of real in-situ conditions. The paper presents conclusions from sets of tests from 2016 and three previous in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Eleven specimens were tested in total. Two specimens were without fibres and had different concrete strength. Polypropylene fibres (PP) with length 50mm and strength of 600MPa and steel fibers (FE) with low ductility 25mm long and strength 400MPa were added in different content (0.5% and 1%) to the other nine specimens.