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
    Title of host publicationPapers from XIII Nordic concrete recearch symposium
    PublisherThe Nordic Concrete Federation (NCF)
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventXIII Nordic Concrete Research Symposium - Reykjavik, Iceland
    Duration: 13 Aug 201415 Aug 2014

    Publication series

    SeriesNordic Concrete Research


    ConferenceXIII Nordic Concrete Research Symposium
    Abbreviated titleNCR 2014


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