Impact Testing of reinforced Concrete Slabs

Ari Vepsä, Ilkka Hakola

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    Resistance against large passenger aircraft crash has become one of the design criteria for new nuclear power plants to be built in Finland. This resistance is shown by numerical models or semi-empirical or analytical formulas. In order to be reliable, these predictive methods have to be validated against empirical results. Scarsity of publicly available results led VTT Technical research centre of Finland to start its own medium scale impact testing campaign on reinforced concrete slabs. Numerous external organizations have joined the campaign along the way. The tests are funded and designed jointly with the results shared between the participants
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)123-126
    JournalNordic Concrete Research
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
    EventXIII Nordic Concrete Research Symposium - Reykjavik, Iceland
    Duration: 13 Aug 201415 Aug 2014

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