Size effects in the fracture of quasi-brittle materials

Zdenek P Bazant*, Ravindra Gettu

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Causes and influences of the structural size effect that is exhibited by materials such as concrete, mortar, ice rock and ceramics, are discussed. The size effect law, which models this phenomenon and provides reliable fracture parameters, is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCold Regions Engineering
EditorsDevinder S. Sodhi
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages595-604
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0872627985
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
EventSixth International Cold Regions Engineering Conference - West Lebanon, NH, USA
Duration: Feb 26 1991Feb 28 1991

Other

OtherSixth International Cold Regions Engineering Conference
CityWest Lebanon, NH, USA
Period2/26/912/28/91

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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