SP-134: Concrete Design Based on Fracture Mechanics

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Editors: Walter Girstle & Zdenek P. Bazant


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 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.


Document Details

Publication Year: 1992

Pages: 176

ISBN: 9780870316326

Categories: Cracking

Formats: PDF

Table of Contents

-Should Design Codes Consider Fracture Mechanics Size

Effect?, by Zdenek P. Bazant

-Size Effect in Reinforced Flexural Members, by W.H. Gerstle,

P. Rahulkumar, P.P. Dey, and M. Xie

-Mixed Mode Fracture Concepts in Structural Concrete Design,

by O. Buyukozturk and K.M. Lee

-Fracture Mechanics Approaches to Modeling the Pullout of

Anchor Bolts, by L. Elfgren and S.E. Swartz

-Computer Simulation of Pullout Tests of Headed Anchors in

the State of Plane-Stress, by R. Pukl, R. Eligehausen, and

V. Cervenka

-Application of Fracture Mechanics to Steel-Concrete Bond

Analysis, by S.L. McCabe, D. Darwin, O.C. Choi, and

H. Hadje-Ghaffari

-Designing for the Effect of Progressive Cracking in Reinforced

Concrete Slabs, by C.T. Jan

-Crack Control Design of Reinforced Concrete Beams in Flexure,

by W.M. Ashmawi, M.H. Baluch, and A.K. Azad

-Response of Plain and Reinforced Concrete Structures under

Cyclic Loadings, by C. La Borderie, J. Mazars, and

G. Pijaudier-Cabot


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