Fracture Mechanics of Concrete: Applications of Fracture Mechanics to Concrete, Rock and Other Quasi-Brittle Materials

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 28, 1995 - Technology & Engineering - 552 pages
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FRACTURE MECHANICS OF CONCRETE AND ROCK

This book offers engineers a unique opportunity to learn, from internationally recognized leaders in their field, about the latest theoretical advances in fracture mechanics in concrete, reinforced concrete structures, and rock. At the same time, it functions as a superb, graduate-level introduction to fracture mechanics concepts and analytical techniques.

Reviews, in depth, the basic theory behind fracture mechanics

  • Covers the application of fracture mechanics to compression failure, creep, fatigue, torsion, and other advanced topics
  • Extremely well researched, applies experimental evidence of damage to a wide range of design cases
  • Supplies all relevant formulas for stress intensity
  • Covers state-of-the-art linear elastic fracture mechanics (LEFM) techniques for analyzing deformations and cracking
  • Describes nonlinear fracture mechanics (NLFM) and the latest RILEM modeling techniques for testing nonlinear quasi-brittle materials
  • And much more

Over the past few years, researchers employing techniques borrowed from fracture mechanics have made many groundbreaking discoveries concerning the causes and effects of cracking, damage, and fractures of plain and reinforced concrete structures and rock. This, in turn, has resulted in the further development and refinement of fracture mechanics concepts and tools. Yet, despite the field's growth and the growing conviction that fracture mechanics is indispensable to an understanding of material and structural failure, there continues to be a surprising shortage of textbooks and professional references on the subject.

Written by two of the foremost names in the field, Fracture Mechanics of Concrete fills that gap. The most comprehensive book ever written on the subject, it consolidates the latest theoretical research from around the world in a single reference that can be used by students and professionals alike.

Fracture Mechanics of Concrete is divided into two sections. In the first, the authors lay the necessary groundwork with an in-depth review of fundamental principles. In the second section, the authors vividly demonstrate how fracture mechanics has been successfully applied to failures occurring in a wide array of design cases. Key topics covered in these sections include:

  • State-of-the-art linear elastic fracture mechanics (LEFM) techniques for analyzing deformations and cracking
  • Nonlinear fracture mechanics (NLFM) and the latest RILEM modeling techniques for testing nonlinear quasi-brittle materials
  • The use of R-Curves to describe cracking and fracture in quasi-brittle materials
  • The application of fracture mechanics to compression failure, creep, fatigue, torsion, and other advanced topics

The most timely, comprehensive, and authoritative book on the subject currently available, Fracture Mechanics of Concrete is both a complete instructional tool for academics and students in structural and geotechnical engineering courses, and an indispensable working resource for practicing engineers.

 

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Contents

Failure of Structures
1
Principles of Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics
33
Forces
45
Principles of Nonlinear Fracture Mechanics
66
Structure and Fracture Process of Concrete
88
Nonlinear Fracture Mechanics for Mode I QuasiBrittle
110
Test Methods to Determine Mode I Fracture Properties
162
References
238
Criterion
279
Applications of Fracture Mechanics to Concrete
347
Fracture Mechanics and Compressive Failure
425
References
450
Other Areas in Application of Fracture Mechanics
484
Problems
534
Index
547
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Fracture Mechanics for Other Deformation Modes
271

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About the author (1995)

SURENDRA P. SHAH received his PhD from Cornell University. He is presently Director of the NSF Science and Technology Center for Advanced Cement-Based Materials and Walter P. Murphy Professor of Civil Engineering at Northwestern University.

STUART E. SWARTZ received his PhD in Civil Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology where he was a research associate and instructor. He is currently Professor and Head of Civil Engineering at Kansas State University.

CHENGSHENG OUYANG received his PhD in Structural Engineering and Materials from the University of Miami. He is currently Research Coordinator at the NSF Science and Technology Center for Advanced Cement-Based Materials at Northwestern University.

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