Application of 3D digital image correlation to capture the impact behavior of UHPFRC plate

Yuanye He, Esmaeel Esmaeeli*, Marios N. Soutsos

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this study, a repeated drop-weight test on a 50 mm thick four-side fixed UHPFRC plate was carried out. A high-speed 3D Digital Image Correlation technique (3D DIC) was employed to capture the full-field response of the plate during impact loading. The DIC results were validated against the measurements of physical accelerometer and strain sensors attached on the top surface of the plate. The DIC results in combination with a polynomial surface fitting method was used to obtain the mid-point deflection. Replicability of the plate’s dynamic response indicated that only negligible damages occurred in the plate due to repeated drops from 0.5 m. During the subsequent impact from 2.0 m, the overall performance was governed by flexure. Lastly, the plate failed with local failure and flexure after impacted from 3.0 m.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFibre Reinforced Concrete: Improvements and Innovations II. X RILEM-fib International Symposium on Fibre Reinforced Concrete (BEFIB) 2021: Proceedings
EditorsPedro Serna, Aitor Llano-Torre, José R. Martí-Vargas, Juan Navarro-Gregori
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783030837198
ISBN (Print)9783030837181
Publication statusPublished - 05 Sept 2021

Publication series

NameRILEM Bookseries
ISSN (Print)2211-0844
ISSN (Electronic)2211-0852

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Acknowledgements. The first author gratefully acknowledges the financial support provided by Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Educational Commission and Xinjiang University from China.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022, RILEM.


  • 3D digital image correlation
  • Fixed support
  • Full-field deformation measurements
  • Impact behaviour
  • UHPFRC plate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanics of Materials


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