SLOW CRACK GROWTH IN CEMENT COMPOSITES.

Methi Wecharatana*, Surendra P. Shah

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Abstract

The resistance to crack growth in mortar, concrete and fiber reinforced concrete was studied by testing double torsion and double cantilever specimens. R-curves (plots of strain energy release rate versus crack extension) were obtained from the test data. To include the inelastic strain energy absorbed during the crack extension, the definition of the strain energy release rate was modified. It was found that R-curves for mortar and concrete were similar for both double torsion and double cantilever specimens.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1400-1413
Number of pages14
JournalASCE J STRUCT DIV
Volume108
Issue numberST6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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