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Specimen size effect on the residual properties of engineered cementitious composites subjected to high temperatures
In this study, size effect on the residual properties of Engineered Cementitious Composites (ECC) was investigated on the specimens exposed to high temperatures up to 800 C. Cylindrical specimens having different sizes were produced with a standard ECC mixture. Changes in pore structure, residual compressive strength and stress-strain curves due to high temperatures were determined after air cooling. Experimental results indicate that despite the increase of specimen size, no explosive spalling occurred in any of the specimens during the high temperature exposure. Increasing the specimen size and exposure temperature decreased the compressive strength and stiffness. Percent reduction in compressive strength and stiffness due to high temperature was similar for all specimen sizes.