Fracture Processes of Concrete

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CRC Press, Dec 20, 1996 - Technology & Engineering - 464 pages
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Despite tremendous advances made in fracture mechanics of concrete in recent years, very little information has been available on the nature of fracture processes and on reliable test methods for determining parameters for the different models. Moreover, most texts on this topic discuss numerical modeling but fail to consider experimentation. This book fills these gaps and synthesizes progress in the field in a simple, straightforward manner geared to practical applications.
  

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Contents

SETTING THE STAGE
1
STRUCTURE OF CEMENT AND CONCRETE
17
MECHANICAL BEHAVIOUR OF CONCRETE
55
EXPERIMENTAL TOOLS
157
MODELLING AS A TOOL FOR TEST INTERPRETATION
253
VALIDATION OF MODEL PARAMETERS
315
NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF PLAIN CONCRETE
337
FRACTURE MECHANICS FOR STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
367
Principal stresses and invariants
389
References
397
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Page 416 - Schlangen, E, and van Mier, JGM (1992). "Experimental and numerical analysis of micromechanisms of fracture of cement-based composites," Cement & Concrete Composites, Vol 14, pp 105-1 18.
Page 411 - Guinea GV, Planas J and Elices M (1992), "Measurement of the fracture energy using three-point bend tests: Part 1 ó Influence of experimental procedures", Materials and Structures,, 25, 212-218.
Page 411 - Carpinteri, A. and Ferro, G., Apparent tensile strength and fictitious fracture energy of concrete: A fractal geometry approach to related size effects, in Fracture and Damage of Concrete and Rock (FDCR-2), Rossmanith, HP, Ed., Chapman & Hall/E&FN Spon, London/ New York, 86, 1993.
Page 415 - The Theoretical Basis of a Method to Determine the Fracture Energy GF of Concrete.
Page 411 - Van Mier. JGM, Schlangen. E. and Vervuurt. A. 1995. Lattice type fracture models for concrete, in Continuum Models for Materials with Microstructure.

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