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The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced

concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of


this response is necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying
capacity of such advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose
implementation is well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing
this property. Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to
be complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation
is well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed
for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially
available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis
method is presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and
also compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations
of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain
response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a
fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present
a test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can
be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis.
Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC.
Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented
and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also compared with
results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the
experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response
of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental
constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for
appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-
based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established
present a test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these
methods provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse
analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover,
bias or scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for
the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially
available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis
method is presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and
also compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from
direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental
and analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of
the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based materials. Flexural
test methods whose implementation is well-established present a test procedure
capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect
information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the
intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be
induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural
tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on
direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and
qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also compared with
results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the
experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response
of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental
constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for
appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-
based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established
present a test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these
methods provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse
analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover,
bias or scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for
the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially
available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis
method is presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and
also compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile
behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when
simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were
completed on multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct
strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified,
compared with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from
direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing
simplified method, and also compared with results from direct tensile tests
(DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and analysis methods
were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-
reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable
knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-
carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods
whose implementation is well-established present a test procedure capable of
assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information
and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile
behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when
simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were
completed on multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct
strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified,
compared with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from
direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this
response is necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity
of such advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation
is well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented
by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested
materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive
laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types
of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new
inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared with an existing
simplified method, and also compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs).
The advantages and limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were
derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-
reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable
knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-
carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods
whose implementation is well-established present a test procedure capable of
assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information
and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile
behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when
simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were
completed on multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct
strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified,
compared with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from
direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis
method is presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method,
and also compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental
constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for
appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-
based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established
present a test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these
methods provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse
analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover,
bias or scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for
the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially
available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis
method is presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and
also compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide
indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to quantify
the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can
be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural
tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on
direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and
qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also compared with
results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the
experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response
of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental
constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for
appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-
based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established
present a test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these
methods provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse
analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover,
bias or scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for
the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially
available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis
method is presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and
also compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct
strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified,
compared with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from
direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance
fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive property, and
reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate application of the
tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test
methods whose implementation is well-established present a test procedure capable
of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect
information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the
intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be
induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural
tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on
direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and
qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also compared with
results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the
experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response
of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental
constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for
appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-
based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established
present a test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these
methods provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse
analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover,
bias or scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for
the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially
available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis
method is presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and
also compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing
this property. Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need
to be complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior
of tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types
of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new
inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared with an existing
simplified method, and also compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs).
The advantages and limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were
derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-
reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable
knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-
carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods
whose implementation is well-established present a test procedure capable of
assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information
and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile
behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when
simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were
completed on multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct
strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified,
compared with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from
direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete
(UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this
response is necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity
of such advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation
is well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established
present a test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these
methods provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse
analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover,
bias or scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for
the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially
available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis
method is presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and
also compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.The tensile
stress-strain response of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
is a fundamental constitutive property, and reliable knowledge of this response is
necessary for appropriate application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such
advanced cement-based materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is
well-established present a test procedure capable of assessing this property.
Nevertheless, these methods provide indirect information and need to be
complemented by inverse analysis to quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of
tested materials. Moreover, bias or scatter can be induced when simplified
constitutive laws are assumed for the analysis. Flexural tests were completed on
multiple types of commercially available UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain
measurements, a new inverse analysis method is presented and qualified, compared
with an existing simplified method, and also compared with results from direct
tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and limitations of the experimental and
analysis methods were derived.The tensile stress-strain response of ultra-high-
performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is a fundamental constitutive
property, and reliable knowledge of this response is necessary for appropriate
application of the tensile-carrying capacity of such advanced cement-based
materials. Flexural test methods whose implementation is well-established present a
test procedure capable of assessing this property. Nevertheless, these methods
provide indirect information and need to be complemented by inverse analysis to
quantify the intrinsic tensile behavior of tested materials. Moreover, bias or
scatter can be induced when simplified constitutive laws are assumed for the
analysis. Flexural tests were completed on multiple types of commercially available
UHPFRC. Relying on direct strain measurements, a new inverse analysis method is
presented and qualified, compared with an existing simplified method, and also
compared with results from direct tensile tests (DTTs). The advantages and
limitations of the experimental and analysis methods were derived.