The study of fracture mechanics of concrete has developed in recent years to the point where it can be used for assessing the durability of concrete structures and for the development of new concrete materials. The last decade has seen a gradual shift of interest toward fracture studies at increasingly smaller sizes and scales. Concrete Fracture: A
Introduction-Why a New Book on Fracture of Concrete? Classical Fracture Mechanics Approaches. Mechanics Aspects of Lattice Models. Lattice Geometry and the Structure of Cement and Concrete. Elastic Properties of Lattice with Particle Overlay. Fracture of Concrete in Tension. Combined Tensile and Shear Fracture of Concrete. Compressive Fracture. Size Effects. Four-Stage Fracture Model. Multiscale Modeling and Testing. Conclusions and Outlook. References. Appendix 1: Some Notes on Computational Efficiency. Appendix 2: Simple Results from Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics. Appendix 3: Stability of Fracture Experiments. Appendix 4: Crack-Detection Techniques. Appendix 5: Active and Passive Confinement. Index.