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Fracture Processes of Concrete




ISBN 9780849391231
Published December 20, 1996 by CRC Press
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Book 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

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