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Concrete Fracture

A Multiscale Approach, 1st Edition

By Jan G.M. van Mier

CRC Press

379 pages

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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

Table of Contents

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.

About the Author

Jan G. M. van Mier received his engineering and Ph.D. degrees from Eindhoven University of Technology. After a postdoctorate year at the University of Colorado in Boulder, he moved to Delft University of Technology. As an associate professor at the Stevin Laboratory, in close cooperation with several Ph.D. students, he developed the Delft lattice model and conducted numerous experiments elucidating the fracture of concrete under a variety of conditions. In 1999, he was appointed "Antonie van Leeuwenhoek" professor at TU Delft, based on excellence in research, and developed and built the new microlab to immerse in fracture studies at smaller size/scales than before. In 2002, he moved to ETH Zurich as full professor and director of the Institute for Building Materials. In 2010, he became president of the International Association for Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures (IA-FraMCoS).

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TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General