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Fracture Mechanics of Cementitious Materials

1st Edition

By B. Cotterell, Y.W. Mai

CRC Press

316 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Authors

Brian Cotterell is Professor of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Yiu-Wing Mai is Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Methods & Materials