Fiber suppressed localization in tension

B. Mobasher*, S. P. Shah

*Corresponding author for this work

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Tensile fracture in portland cement based fiber composites is studied. Formation and propagation of stable microcracks is examined by means of holographic interferometry. Distributed microcracking beyond the matrix ultimate tensile strength is studied using quantitative optical microscopy. Using an effective traction-free critical crack approach and superposition of the closing pressure due to fiber pull-out response, an R-curve formulation is obtained. The theoretical model is compared with the experimental results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of Engineering Mechanics
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0872628671
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
EventProceedings of the 9th Conference on Engineering Mechanics - College Station, TX, USA
Duration: May 24 1992May 27 1992


OtherProceedings of the 9th Conference on Engineering Mechanics
CityCollege Station, TX, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture


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