The characteristics of ultra-high performance concrete and cracking behavior of reinforced concrete tensile specimens

Document Type : Original Article


1 PhD student, Faculty of Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

2 Associate professor, Faculty of Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad


The tensile behavior of concrete depends on some factors such as member dimensions, reinforcement ratio, diameter of rebar, strength and elasticity modulus of material. In this research the experimental method is used to examine the characteristics and the behavior of ultra-high performance concrete on the tensile behavior of concrete members reinforced by steel rebar. The results show that increasing the rebar cover on diameter rebar ratio (C/d) increases the initial stiffening before the cracking stage in concrete. Also, by increasing of reinforcement ratio the cracking space decreased.


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Volume 3, Issue 2 - Serial Number 7
September 2016
Pages 42-58
  • Receive Date: 02 January 2016
  • Revise Date: 23 May 2016
  • Accept Date: 04 August 2016
  • First Publish Date: 01 September 2016