SP-201: Fracture Mechanics for Concrete Materials: Testing and Applications

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Editors: C. Vipulanandan & W.H.Gerstle


Fracture mechanics concepts are increasingly being used in designing concrete structures and in understanding the fundamental behavior of concrete-like materials. Fracture mechanics concepts also have the potential for use in designing concrete FRP composites and in repairing concrete structures. Several of the 15 papers deal with these topics. Determining the fracture properties of concrete materials for various applications requires selecting the proper testing method, and many papers in the volume cover this issue. Practitioners, researchers, and potential users of fracture mechanics concepts will learn the recent technological advances, engineering applications, and research results presented.


Document Details

Publication Year: 2001

Pages: 286

ISBN: 9780870310393

Categories: Cracking

Formats: PDF

Table of Contents

Simplification of the Testing and Analysis Procedure for the Two Parameter Fracture Model

by DC Jansen, WJ Weiss, and SHF Schleuchardt

Using Fracture to Predict Restrained Shrinkage Cracking: The Importance of Specimen Geometry

by W.J. Weiss, W. Yang, and S.P. Shah

The Fracture Surface Roughness of Concrete with Different Aggregate Sizes and Loading Rates

by Y.S. Roh and Y. Xi

Controlled Crack Growth Tests for Optimization of Micro-Fiber Reinforced Cement Composites

by N. Banthia and I. Genois

A Testing Procedure for Assessing the Uniaxial Tension of Concrete

by H. Akita, H. Koide, D. Sohn, and M. Tomon

Punching Failure of Interior Slab-Column Connections-Influence of Material Properties and Size Effect

by J. Ozbolt, H. Hanson, and A.R. Ingraffea

On the Accuracy of Fracture Toughness Test Results for Concrete Using Different Size and Geometry Specimens and Data Reduction Methods

by J.H. Hanson and A.R. Ingraffea

Experimental/Analytical Study on Interfacial Fracture Energy and Fracture Propagation Along FRP-Concrete Interface

by Z. Wu, H. Yuan, H. Yoshizawa, and T. Kanakubo

Fatigue Crack Growth in Polyester Polymer Concrete

by C. Vipulanandan and S. Mebarkia

Dimensional Factors of Bond Failure in Reinforced Concrete

by M. Ghandehari, S. Krishnaswamy, and S.P. Shah

Tension Test of Stress Versus Crack Opening Displacement Using Cylindrical Concrete Specimens

by L.R. Lenke and W.H. Gerstle

Determination of Crack Resistance Curves of Cementitious Materials from Measurements of a Wedge Splitting Test

by K.A. Rieder

Tensile and Bending Tests on Very High Performance Concrete

by L. Biolzi, S. Cattaneo, and J.F. Labuz

Fracture Properties of Polyester Polymer Concrete with Chopped Graphite Fibers

by J. Cao and C. Vipulanandan

FE Analysis on Cohesive Debonding and Cracking Behavior of FRP-Strengthened Concrete Beams by Nonlinear Fracture Mechanics

by J. Yin, Z. Wu, and T. Asakura


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