Accession Number:

ADA165639

Title:

Applicability of Fracture Mechanics Methodology to Cracking and Fracture of Concrete.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Oct 84-Sep 85,

Corporate Author:

KANSAS STATE UNIV MANHATTAN DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

212.0

Abstract:

This report contains a state-of-the-art summary of past and current research activities in the application of fracture mechanics methodologies to cracking and fracture of concrete as well as contains recommendations of a fracture model to determine the fracture process in concrete. Despite known problems, it is recommended that linear elastic fracture mechanics provides a suitable model. A detailed testing procedure and data evaluation are given using a three-point-loaded cracked beam specimen. Keywords Fracture mechanics, Test methods, LEFMLinear Elastic Fracture Mechanics, Crack propagation, Reinforced Concrete.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE