Experimental technique for large-scale impact testing of reinforced concrete

A. Scanlon, A. Nanni, S. Ragan

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This paper describes a large-scale pendulum device for testing reinforced concrete structures under impact loading. Details of the facility, including instrumentation of specimens and pendulum mass, are provided. Sample test results relative to full-scale bridge barriers and beams are presented. These tests show differences between responses under static and dynamic loads.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNew Experimental Techniques for Evaluating Concrete Material and Structural Performance
EditorsDavid J. Stevens, Mohsen A. Issa
PublisherAmerican Concrete Institute
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780870316425
StatePublished - May 1 1994

Publication series

NameAmerican Concrete Institute, ACI Special Publication
ISSN (Print)0193-2527


  • Beams (supports)
  • Bridges (structures)
  • Cracking (fracturing)
  • Failure
  • Impact tests
  • Loads (forces)
  • Reinforced concrete

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)


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