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Fracture Processes of Concrete

1st Edition

By Jan G.M. van Mier

CRC Press

464 pages

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Description

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Setting the Stage

Cracking in Concrete and Concrete Structures

Limit Theories of Materials and Structures

Different Levels of Observation

Experiments and (Numerical) Simulations

Organisation of the Book

STRUCTURE AND MECHANICAL BEHAVIOUR

Structure of Cement and Concrete

Structure of Cement

Structure of Concrete

Final Remarks

Mechanical Behavior of Concrete

Introduction

Uniaxial Compression

Uniaxial Tension (Mode I)

Shear (Mode II, III and Mixed Modes)

Multiaxial States of Stress

Final Remarks

EXPERIMENTAL AND MODELLING TOOLS

Experimental Tools

Loading Equipment

Specimen Selection

Data Acquisition

Crack Detection Techniques

Theory of Experimental Designs

The Need for Standard Testing

Modelling as a Tool for Test Interpretation

Introduction

Representing the Material

Fracture Laws for Continuum Based Models

Fracture Laws for Lattice Type Models

SYNTHESIS

Validation of Model Parameters

Introduction

Fictitious Crack Model

Lattice Model

Numerical Simulation of Plain Concrete Fracture Experiments

Introduction

Uniaxial Tension

Combined Tension and Shear

Uniaxial Compression

Failure Contours

Fracture Mechanics for Structural Analysis

Introduction

Analysis of Bond-Slip Between Steel and Concrete

Analysis of Anchor Pull-Out

Evaluation of Brittleness of Structures

Appendix: Principal Stresses and Invariants

References

Index

About the Originator

About the Series

New Directions in Civil Engineering

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science