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Shock and Vibration
Volume 6, Issue 5-6, Pages 237-245
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/1999/415360

Tensile Properties of Very-High-Strength Concrete for Penetration-Resistant Structures

E.F. O’Neil,1 B.D. Neeley,1 and J.D. Cargile2

1Concrete and Materials Division, Structures Laboratory, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, 3909 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180-6199, USA
2Geomechanics and Explosion Effects Division, Structures Laboratory, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, 3909 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180-6199, USA

Received 7 March 1997; Revised 24 August 1999

Copyright © 1999 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This paper describes the potential suitability of a new family of concrete mixtures for use in protective structures. Two very-high-strength concrete mixtures are discussed and experimental results of penetration studies on one of these are presented. The results are compared to penetration-study results of other, more conventional concrete mixtures, and the advantages of the very-high-strength mixtures are described.