FAILURE OF CONCRETE: FRACTURE MECHANICS APPROACH

Surendra P. Shah  Chengsheng Ouyang       

Anales de la Mecánica de la Fractura, nº 9 . 1992 . Pág. 352 -375
Ver (.pdf): Anales09-062

Resumen: A series of studies on application of fracture mechanics to failure of concrete are summarized. Tapies discussed in this paper include toughening mechanisms in the fracture process zone of concrete, principies of linear elastic fracture mechanics, various nonlinear fracture models, the determination of material fracture parameters, R-curve approaches, fracture of fiber reinforced concrete and mixed mode and mode II fracture. It is shown that fracture mechanics has now been established as a fundamental approach to describe crack propagation and subsequent failure of concrete structures.

LocalizaciónAiguablava, Gerona

NSF Center for Science and Technology of Advanced Cement-Based Materials. Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208, U.S.A.
NSF Center for Science and Technology of Advanced Cement-Based Materials. Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208, U.S.A.