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Fracture and Damage in Quasibrittle Structures: Experiment, Modelling and Computation

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Understanding of failure of quasibrittle materials is of paramount importance in many engineering fields. This subject has become a broad and important field of considerable mathematical complexity, with many competing models and unsolved problems. Attention in this volume focuses on concrete, rock, masonry, toughened ceramics, ice and other quasibrittle materials characterized by the development of large zones of cracking or other microstructural damage, and its localization ...
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Overview

Understanding of failure of quasibrittle materials is of paramount importance in many engineering fields. This subject has become a broad and important field of considerable mathematical complexity, with many competing models and unsolved problems. Attention in this volume focuses on concrete, rock, masonry, toughened ceramics, ice and other quasibrittle materials characterized by the development of large zones of cracking or other microstructural damage, and its localization into major fractures.
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Forming the proceedings of the Europe-US Workshop held in Prague in September 1994, this volume documents recent significant advances in the understanding of failure of quasibrittle materials. It includes 20 invited lectures and 40 contributed papers from leading researchers primarily from Europe and the US. The chapters are divided into nine themes: continuum-based theories; discrete crack models; dynamic aspects and rate effect; effects of size or scale; numerical methods; experimental techniques; concrete, rock, masonry and ice; reinforced concrete; and fiber and matrix composite. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780419192800
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1994
  • Pages: 664
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Continuum-based theories. Discrete crack models. Dynamic aspects and rate effect. Effects of size or scale. Numerical methods. Experimental techniques. Concrete, rock, masonry and ice. Reinforced concrete. Fiber and matrix composite. Index.
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