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Title: SP-134: Concrete Design Based on Fracture Mechanics

Author(s): Editors: Walter Gerstle and Zdenek P. Bazant / Sponsored by: Joint ACI-ASCE Committee 446

Publication: Symposium Paper

Volume: 134


Appears on pages(s): 176


DOI: 10.14359/14166

Date: 9/1/1992

At the Fall meeting of the American Concrete Institute in Philadelphia in 1990, ACI Committee 446 sponsored a technical paper session entitled "Design Based on Fracture Mechanics." The purpose of the session was to present recent advances in our understanding or fracture in concrete in such a way that practitioners could understand and use it, and also to identify ways in which practitioners can make use of fracture mechanics in design of concrete structures. Currently, designers in the United States use the ACI 318 Building Code, which currently makes absolutely no use of fracture mechanics concepts. To enable designers to use fracture mechanics, a logical next step would be to incorporate these concepts into a revised building code. Note: The individual papers are also available as .pdf downloads.. Please click on the following link to view the papers available, or call 248.848.3800 to order. SP134


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