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Experimental study of σ - ε diagrams of concrete under uniaxial compression and the influence of freezing and thawing cycles on the form of the diagrams








As a result of the experimental study, there was estimated the variability of the form of complete diagrams σ-ε of concrete under uniaxial compression. It is shown that the coefficients of variation of concrete deformation characteristics are comparable with the coefficient of variation of strength within one concrete class in terms of compressive strength. It was found out that the effect of freezing and thawing cycles leads not only to a decrease in the compressive strength of concrete, but also to a decrease in the ultimate deformations and the initial modulus of elasticity. Thus, when using diagram methods for calculating reinforced concrete structures, it is necessary to take into account the influence of variability not only in the strength, but also in the deformation characteristics of concrete.


Popov V. M. Saint Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering St. Petersburg, Russia

Plyusnin M. G. Kostroma State Agricultural Academy Kostroma, Russia

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