Fracture mechanics of concrete: Structural application and numerical calculation: Structural Application and Numerical Calculation / Edition 1

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'This book represents a useful reference treatise to the professional community in presenting a technical assessment of the important elements needed to model and predict the fracture behavior of concrete structures.'
Applied Mechanics Reviews, 38 (1985)
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1. Mechanics of fracture and progressive cracking in concrete structures.- 1.1 Introduction.- 1.2 Blunt crack band theory.- 1.3 Finite element implementation.- 1.4 Energy considerations.- 1.5 Applications and practical analysis.- 1.6 Crack development.- 1.7 General model for progressive fracturing.- 1.8 Conclusion.- References.- 2. Scale effects in fracture of plain and reinforced concrete structures.- 2.1 Introduction.- 2.2 Dimensional analysis applied to plain and reinforced concrete structures.- 2.3 Fracture stability in plain and reinforced concrete elements.- 2.4 Hysteretic behaviour of reinforced concrete elements.- 2.5 Appendix: Dimensional independence.- References.- 3. Numerical methods to simulate softening and fracture of concrete.- 3.1 Introduction.- 3.2 The behaviour of concrete in a tension test.- 3.3 A comparison between concrete and steel.- 3.4 Tensile fracture zones.- 3.5 A general model for the tensile fracture of concrete.- 3.6 Material properties.- 3.7 FEM analysis of a fracture zone: coincident with predetermined crack path.- 3.8 FEM analysis of a fracture zone: not coincident with predetermined crack path.- 3.9 Some comparisons with test results.- 3.10 Summary and conclusions.- References.- 4. Numerical modeling of discrete crack propagation in reinforced and plain concrete.- 4.1 Introduction.- 4.2 Discrete crack models for concrete.- 4.3 The linear model.- 4.4 The nonlinear model.- 4.5 Crack propagation modeling: the future.- References.- 5. Fracture of steels for reinforcing and prestressing concrete.- 5.1 Introduction.- 5.2 Fracture.- 5.3 Fracture under extreme conditions.- 5.4 Fatigue.- 5.5 Environment sensitive cracking.- References.- Author’s index.

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