The documents uploaded consist of data used to construct the graphs and tables in the thesis: "A computer-based justification for using the simple-bend test as the basis for predicting the performance of steel-hooked-end fibres in reinforced concrete". All data were obtained through simulation. The processes followed are described in the thesis.
Details of individual documents:
- CH3 Simulations - Data obtained from the wire drawing simulations, used to construct the residual stress profiles through the hooked end fibres
- Bend Test Results - Results of simulated bend tests conducted on the hooked end fibre
- Tensile Test Results - Results of simulated tensile tests conducted on the hooked end fibre
- Torsion Test Results - Results of simulated torsion tests conducted on the hooked end fibre
- Pull-out convergence - Results of simulated pull-out test conducted on the hooked end fibre, results of convergence studies used to validate the model
- Res Stress on Pullout - Results of simulations used to determine the effect of the residual stresses and chosen hardening law on behaviour during pull-out
-RBF Approx - Results of inverse problem solved to characterise the material properties of the hooked-end fibre using Radial Basis Functions constructed using data from the tensile, bend and pull-out tests. Comparison with baseline data.
Centre for Asset Integrity Management (C-AIM), Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering