The application of fracture mechanics to cementitious materials allows the investigation of many important factors relating to the durability of these materials. This new book provides a comprehensive and readable exposition of this subject and is written by two of the world's foremost experts.
1. Introduction. 2. Fundamentals of fracture mechanics. 3. Fracture mechanisms in cementitious materials. 4. Fracture parameters for cementitious materials. 5. Theoretical models for fracture in fibre reinforced cementitious materials. 6. Theoretical models for fracture in fibre-reinforced cementitious materials 7. The statistical nature of fracture in cementitious materials 8. Time- dependent fracture behaviour of cementitious materials. 9. Application of fracture mechanics to the design of structures