Scaling of Structural Strength / Edition 2

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Overview

An understanding of the effect of structure size on structural strength and failure behavior is an important element in the study of the mechanics of materials and structures.

Examining this cutting-edge topic, this new edition of Scaling of Structural Strength explores size effects in quasi-brittle materials including concrete, fiber composites, tough ceramics, rocks and ice, through experimental research, material modelling, structural analysis and design.

• Updated and expanded second edition of this ground-breaking book on size effect and scaling
• Includes new sections of data, recent advances and applications
• Invaluable for professional engineers, graduate students and researchers in civil, mechanical, aeronautical and materials engineering

Bažant’s work on energetic scaling is truly pioneering. His pivotal theory has found wide application in all quasibrittle materials and this new edition will be of great value to those working and studying in the field of structural strength and solid mechanics.

This book is concerned with a leading-edge topic of great interest and importance, exemplifying the relationship between experimental research, material modeling, structural analysis and design. It focuses on the effect of structure size on structural strength and failure behaviour.

Bazant's theory has found wide application to all quasibrittle materials, including rocks, ice, modern fiber composites and tough ceramics. The topic of energetic scaling, considered controversial until recently, is finally getting the attention it deserves, mainly as a result of Bazant's pioneering work. In this new edition an extra section of data and new appendices covering twelve new application developments are included.

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Editorial Reviews

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Review of first edition:
‘Consolidates most of Bazant’s pioneering research work in energetic strength scaling in an accessible format... a fascinating read and I highly recommend it to any practitioners of this subject.'
— Strain
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750668491
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 10/13/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 0.72 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Meet the Author

Zdenìk P. Bažant has held the WP Murphy Chair of Civil Engineering and Materials Science at Northwestern University, USA, since 1990 and has been McCormick School Professor since 2002. He also served as Director of the Center for Concrete and Geomaterials from 1981 to 1987. He has been inducted to both the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and of Engineering and has received five honorary doctorates.
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Table of Contents

Introduction; Asymptotic Analysis of Size Effect; Randomness and Disorder; Energetic Scaling for Sea Ice and Concrete Structures; Energetic Scaling of Compression Fracture and Further Applications to Concrete, Rocks and Composites; Scaling via J-Integral, with Application to Kink Bands in Fiber Composites; Time Dependence, Repeated Loads and Energy Absorption Capacity; Computational Approaches to Quasibrittle Fracture and its Scaling; New Asymptotic Scaling Analysis of Cohesive Crack Model and Smeared-Tip Method; Size Effect at Continuum Limit on Approach to Atomic Lattice Scale; Future Perspectives; Appendices
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