Fracture mechanics of concrete. A review

Ravindra Gettu*, Chengsheng Ouyang, Surendra P. Shah

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Abstract

Applications of fracture mechanisms to concrete are summarized. Topics reviewed include toughening in the fracture process zone, cohesive and modified Griffith crack models, the R-curve approach, the determination of material fracture parameters, size effect and brittleness. It is shown that fracture mechanisms approaches can be used in practice, for example, to analyze the diagonal shear failure of beams.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFatigue Fract Steel Concr Struct ISFF 91 Proc
PublisherPubl by Oxford & IBH Pub Co. Pvt. Ltd.
Pages341-364
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)8120406656
StatePublished - Dec 1 1991
EventFatigue and Fracture in Steel and Concrete Structures - ISFF '91 Proceedings - Madras, India
Duration: Dec 19 1991Dec 21 1991

Publication series

NameFatigue Fract Steel Concr Struct ISFF 91 Proc

Other

OtherFatigue and Fracture in Steel and Concrete Structures - ISFF '91 Proceedings
CityMadras, India
Period12/19/9112/21/91

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Gettu, R., Ouyang, C., & Shah, S. P. (1991). Fracture mechanics of concrete. A review. In Fatigue Fract Steel Concr Struct ISFF 91 Proc (pp. 341-364). (Fatigue Fract Steel Concr Struct ISFF 91 Proc). Publ by Oxford & IBH Pub Co. Pvt. Ltd..