Crack Analysis in Structural Concrete

Crack Analysis in Structural Concrete
Author: Zihai Shi
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2009-06-17
ISBN 10: 9780080942223
ISBN 13: 0080942229
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crack Analysis in Structural Concrete Book Review:

This new book on the fracture mechanics of concrete focuses on the latest developments in computational theories, and how to apply those theories to solve real engineering problems. Zihai Shi uses his extensive research experience to present detailed examination of multiple-crack analysis and mixed-mode fracture. Compared with other mature engineering disciplines, fracture mechanics of concrete is still a developing field with extensive new research and development. In recent years many different models and applications have been proposed for crack analysis; the author assesses these in turn, identifying their limitations and offering a detailed treatment of those which have been proved to be robust by comprehensive use. After introducing stress singularity in numerical modelling and some basic modelling techniques, the Extended Fictitious Crack Model (EFCM) for multiple-crack analysis is explained with numerical application examples. This theoretical model is then applied to study two important issues in fracture mechanics - crack interaction and localization, and fracture modes and maximum loads. The EFCM is then reformulated to include the shear transfer mechanism on crack surfaces and the method is used to study experimental problems. With a carefully balanced mixture of theory, experiment and application, Crack Analysis in Structural Concrete is an important contribution to this fast-developing field of structural analysis in concrete. Latest theoretical models analysed and tested Detailed assessment of multiple crack analysis and multi-mode fractures Applications designed for solving real-life engineering problems

Applications of Fracture Mechanics to Reinforced Concrete

Applications of Fracture Mechanics to Reinforced Concrete
Author: Alberto Carpinteri
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 630
Release: 1992-02-27
ISBN 10: 9781851666669
ISBN 13: 1851666664
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applications of Fracture Mechanics to Reinforced Concrete Book Review:

This volume emphazises the most recent advances in fracture mechanics as specifically applied to steel bar reinforced concrete. Fracture mechanics has been applied to plain and fibre reinforced concrete with increasing success over recent years. This workshop extended these concepts to steel bar reinforced and pre-stressed concrete design. Particularly for high strength concrete, which is a very brittle material, and in the case of large structural members, the application of fracture mechanics appears to be very useful for improving the present design rules. The pre-eminent participants at the Turin workshop contributed extensive expert opinions in four selected areas for which a rational approach, using fracture mechanics, could introduce variations into the concrete design codes: size effects; anchorage and bond; minimum reinforcement for elements in flexure; and shear resistance. The 23 chapters logically address these themes and demonstrate the unique ability of fracture mechanics to capture all the experimentally observed characteristics. The book is primarily directed to the researchers in universities and institutions and will be of value to consultants and engineering companies.

Control of Cracking in Reinforced Concrete Structures

Control of Cracking in Reinforced Concrete Structures
Author: Francis Barre,Philippe Bisch,Daniele Chauvel,Jacques Cortade,Jean-François Coste,Jean-Philippe Dubois,Silvano Erlicher,Etienne Gallitre,Pierre Labbé,Jacky Mazars,Claude Rospar,Alain Sellier,Jean-Michel Torrenti,François Toutlemonde
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-08-16
ISBN 10: 1119347432
ISBN 13: 9781119347439
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Control of Cracking in Reinforced Concrete Structures Book Review:

This book presents new guidelines for the control of cracking in massive reinforced and prestressed concrete structures. Understanding this behavior during construction allows engineers to ensure properties such as durability, reliability, and water- and air-tightness throughout a structure’s lifetime. Based on the findings of the French national CEOS.fr project, the authors extend existing engineering standards and codes to advance the measurement and prediction of cracking patterns. Various behaviors of concrete under load are explored within the chapters of the book. These include cracking of ties, beams and in walls, and the simulation and evaluation of cracking, shrinkage and creep. The authors propose new engineering rules for crack width and space assessment of cracking patterns, and provide recommendations for measurement devices and protocols. Intended as a reference for design and civil engineers working on construction projects, as well as to aid further work in the research community, applied examples are provided at the end of each chapter in the form of expanded measurement methods, calculations and commentary on models.

Fracture mechanics of concrete Structural application and numerical calculation

Fracture mechanics of concrete  Structural application and numerical calculation
Author: George C. Sih,A. Ditomasso
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9400961529
ISBN 13: 9789400961524
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fracture mechanics of concrete Structural application and numerical calculation Book Review:

Concrete has traditionally been known as a material used widely in the construction of roads, bridges and buildings. Since cost effectiveness has always been one of the more important aspects of design, concrete, when reinforced and/or prestressed, is finding more use in other areas of application such as floating marine structures, storage tanks, nuclear vessel containments and a host of other structures. Because of the demand for concrete to operate under different loading and environmen tal conditions, increasing attention has been paid to study concrete specimens and structure behavior. A subject of major concern is how the localized segregation of the constituents in concrete would affect its global behavior. The degree of nonhomogeneity due to material property and damage. by yielding and/or cracking depends on the size scale and loading rate under consideration. Segregation or clustering of aggregates at the macroscopic level will affect specimen behavior to a larger degree than it would to a large structure such as a dam. Hence, a knowledge of concrete behavior over a wide range of scale is desired. The parameters governing micro-and macro-cracking and the techniques for evaluating and observing the damage in concrete need to be better understood. This volume is intended to be an attempt in this direction. The application of Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics to concrete is discussed in several of the chapters.

Structural Concrete

Structural Concrete
Author: M. Nadim Hassoun,Akthem Al-Manaseer
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1007
Release: 2012-05-01
ISBN 10: 1118131347
ISBN 13: 9781118131343
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural Concrete Book Review:

Emphasizing a conceptual understanding of concrete design and analysis, this revised and updated edition builds the student′s understanding by presenting design methods in an easy to understand manner supported with the use of numerous examples and problems. Written in intuitive, easy–to–understand language, it includes SI unit examples in all chapters, equivalent conversion factors from US customary to SI throughout the book, and SI unit design tables. In addition, the coverage has been completely updated to reflect the latest ACI 318–11 code.

Fracture Mechanics of Concrete

Fracture Mechanics of Concrete
Author: Folker H. Wittmann
Publsiher: Elsevier Science Limited
Total Pages: 680
Release: 1983
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015009833503
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Plasticity in Reinforced Concrete

Plasticity in Reinforced Concrete
Author: Wai-Fah Chen
Publsiher: J. Ross Publishing
Total Pages: 474
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9781932159745
ISBN 13: 1932159746
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plasticity in Reinforced Concrete Book Review:

J. Ross Publishing Classics are world-renowned texts and monographs written bt preeminent scholars. These books are available to students, researchers, professionals, and libararies.

Concrete Fracture

Concrete Fracture
Author: Jan G.M. van Mier
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 379
Release: 2012-10-25
ISBN 10: 1466554703
ISBN 13: 9781466554702
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Concrete Fracture Book Review:

The study of fracture mechanics of concrete has developed in recent years to the point where it can be used for assessing the durability of concrete structures and for the development of new concrete materials. The last decade has seen a gradual shift of interest toward fracture studies at increasingly smaller sizes and scales. Concrete Fracture: A Multiscale Approach explores fracture properties of cement and concrete based on their actual material structure. Concrete is a complex hierarchical material, containing material structural elements spanning scales from the nano- to micro- and meso-level. Therefore, multi-scale approaches are essential for a better understanding of mechanical properties and fracture in particular. This volume includes various examples of fracture analyses at the micro- and meso-level. The book presents models accompanied by reliable experiments and explains how these experiments are performed. It also provides numerous examples of test methods and requirements for evaluating quasi-brittle materials. More importantly, it proposes a new modeling approach based on multiscale interaction potential and examines the related experimental challenges facing research engineers and building professionals. The book’s comprehensive coverage is poised to encourage new initiatives for overcoming the difficulties encountered when performing fracture experiments on cement at the micro-size/scale and smaller. The author demonstrates how the obtained results can fit into the larger picture of the material science of concrete—particularly the design of new high-performance concrete materials which can be put to good use in the development of efficient and durable structures.

Steel Corrosion Induced Concrete Cracking

Steel Corrosion Induced Concrete Cracking
Author: Yuxi Zhao,Weiliang Jin
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2016-03-08
ISBN 10: 0128092106
ISBN 13: 9780128092101
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Steel Corrosion Induced Concrete Cracking Book Review:

Steel Corrosion Induced Concrete Cracking presents the latest advances in the origin, mechanism and development of corrosion-induced cracking in concrete. It investigates topics including expansion coefficient and elastic modulus of steel corrosion, rust layer and rust distribution, spatial distribution of corrosion products, the shape of corrosion-induced cracks and so on. This book concludes by proposing an improved corrosion-induced cracking model, which considers the phenomena of the simultaneous occurrence of corrosion layer accumulation and corrosion filling in concrete. This book will be a valuable reference book for researchers and graduate students in the field of concrete durability and concrete structure, and industry engineers who are concerned with the deterioration mechanisms and the life cycle of reinforced concrete structures. Proposes a new corrosion-induced concrete cracking model, which takes into account the phenomenon of the simultaneous occurrence of corrosion layer accumulation and corrosion filling paste. Investigates the parameters and values of expansion coefficients and elastic modulus of steel corrosion, which enables a more rational prediction of concrete surface cracking Introduces the use of the Gaussian function to describe the non-uniform spatial distribution of corrosion products.

Fracture Mechanics of Concrete Structures

Fracture Mechanics of Concrete Structures
Author: Z.P. Bazant
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1021
Release: 1992-05-14
ISBN 10: 1851668691
ISBN 13: 9781851668694
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fracture Mechanics of Concrete Structures Book Review:

This conference is the first in a series of conferences dedicated to Fracture Mechanics of Concrete Structures. Due to the recent explosion of interest in research on fracture in concrete, the conference has brought together the world's leading researchers in fracture of concrete and this book contains the proceedings.

Non Linear Mechanics of Reinforced Concrete

Non Linear Mechanics of Reinforced Concrete
Author: K. Maekawa,H. Okamura,A. Pimanmas
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2003-09-02
ISBN 10: 9780203302880
ISBN 13: 0203302885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Non Linear Mechanics of Reinforced Concrete Book Review:

This book describes the application of nonlinear static and dynamic analysis for the design, maintenance and seismic strengthening of reinforced concrete structures. The latest structural and RC constitutive modelling techniques are described in detail, with particular attention given to multi-dimensional cracking and damage assessment, and their practical applications for performance-based design. Other subjects covered include 2D/3D analysis techniques, bond and tension stiffness, shear transfer, compression and confinement. It can be used in conjunction with WCOMD and COM3 software Nonlinear Mechanics of Reinforced Concrete presents a practical methodology for structural engineers, graduate students and researchers concerned with the design and maintenance of concrete structures.

Computational Modelling of Concrete Structures

Computational Modelling of Concrete Structures
Author: Gunther Meschke,René de Borst,Herbert Mang,Nenad Bicanic
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 12
Release: 2006-03-16
ISBN 10: 9780415397490
ISBN 13: 0415397499
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computational Modelling of Concrete Structures Book Review:

This conference proceedings brings together the work of researchers and practising engineers concerned with computational modelling of complex concrete, reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete structures in engineering practice. The subjects considered include computational mechanics of concrete and other cementitious materials, including masonry. Advanced discretisation methods and microstructural aspects within multi-field and multi-scale settings are discussed, as well as modelling formulations and constitutive modelling frameworks and novel experimental programmes. The conference also considered the need for reliable, high-quality analysis and design of concrete structures in regard to safety-critical structures, with a view to adopting these in codes of practice or recommendations. The book is of special interest to researchers in computational mechanics, and industry experts in complex nonlinear simulations of concrete structures.

Analysis of Concrete Structures by Fracture Mechanics

Analysis of Concrete Structures by Fracture Mechanics
Author: L. Elfgren,Surendra Shah
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2004-03-01
ISBN 10: 0203626761
ISBN 13: 9780203626764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Analysis of Concrete Structures by Fracture Mechanics Book Review:

This book presents the latest research findings of the fast developing applications of fracture mechanics to concrete structures. Key papers from leading experts in the field describe existing and new modelling techniques in the analysis of materials and structures. The book explains the practical application of fracture mechanics to structural modelling, bending, shear, bond and anchorage. The proceedings of this RILEM Workshop will be an important reference for those engaged in design, development, research and teaching in the field of concrete structures.

Scaling of Structural Strength

Scaling of Structural Strength
Author: Zdenek P. Bazant
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2005-06-28
ISBN 10: 0080461352
ISBN 13: 9780080461359
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scaling of Structural Strength Book Review:

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. The first book to show the 'size effect' theory of structure size on strength Presents the principles and applications of Bazant's pioneering work on structural strength Revised edition with new material on topics including asymptotic matching, flexural strength of fiber-composite laminates, polymeric foam fractures and the design of reinforced concrete beams

Computational Modelling of Concrete Structures

Computational Modelling of Concrete Structures
Author: Nenad Bicanic,Herbert Mang,Gunther Meschke,René de Borst
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1120
Release: 2014-03-04
ISBN 10: 1138001457
ISBN 13: 9781138001459
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computational Modelling of Concrete Structures Book Review:

The EURO-C conference series (Split 1984, Zell am See 1990, Innsbruck 1994, Badgastein 1998, St Johann im Pongau 2003, Mayrhofen 2006, Schladming 2010, St Anton am Alberg 2014) brings together researchers and practising engineers concerned with theoretical, algorithmic and validation aspects associated with computational simulations of concrete and concrete structures. The conference reviews and discusses research advancements and the applicability and robustness of methods and models for reliable analysis of complex concrete, reinforced concrete and pre-stressed concrete structures in engineering practice. Conference topics and invited papers cover both computational mechanics and computational modelling aspects of the analysis and design of concrete and concrete structures: * Constitutive and Multiscale Modelling of Concrete * Advances in Computational Modelling * Time Dependent and Multiphysics Problems * Performance of Concrete Structures The book is of special interest to researchers in computational concrete mechanics, as well as industry experts in complex nonlinear simulations of concrete structures.

Fracture and Size Effect in Concrete and Other Quasibrittle Materials

Fracture and Size Effect in Concrete and Other Quasibrittle Materials
Author: Zdenek P. Bazant,Jaime Planas
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2019-03-04
ISBN 10: 1351447297
ISBN 13: 9781351447294
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fracture and Size Effect in Concrete and Other Quasibrittle Materials Book Review:

Fracture and Size Effect in Concrete and Other Quasibrittle Materials is the first in-depth text on the application of fracture mechanics to the analysis of failure in concrete structures. The book synthesizes a vast number of recent research results in the literature to provide a comprehensive treatment of the topic that does not give merely the facts - it provides true understanding. The many recent results on quasibrittle fracture and size effect, which were scattered throughout many periodicals, are compiled here in a single volume. This book presents a well-rounded discussion of the theory of size effect and scaling of failure loads in structures. The size effect, which is the most important practical manifestation of fracture behavior, has become a hot topic. It has gained prominence in current research on concrete and quasibrittle materials. The treatment of every subject in Fracture and Size Effect in Concrete and Other Quasibrittle Materials proceeds from simple to complex, from specialized to general, and is as concise as possible using the simplest level of mathematics necessary to treat the subject clearly and accurately. Whether you are an engineering student or a practicing engineer, this book provides you with a clear presentation, including full derivations and examples, from which you can gain real understanding of fracture and size effect in concrete and other quasibrittle materials.

Fracture mechanics of concrete Material characterization and testing

Fracture mechanics of concrete  Material characterization and testing
Author: Alberto Carpinteri,Anthony R. Ingraffea
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9400961499
ISBN 13: 9789400961494
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fracture mechanics of concrete Material characterization and testing Book Review:

In this volume on the mechanics of fracture of Portland cement concrete, the general theme is the connection between microstructural phenomena and macroscopic models. The issues addressed include techniques for observation over a wide range of scales, the influence of .microcracking on common measures of strength and de formability , and ultimately, the relationship between microstructural changes in concrete under load and its resistance to cracking. It is now commonly accepted that, in past attempts to force-fit the behavior of concrete into the rules of linear elastic fracture mechanics, proper attention has not been paid to scale effects. Clearly, the relationships among specimen size, crack length and opening, and characteristic material fabric dimensions have been, in comparison to their counterparts in metals, ceramics, and rocks, abused in concrete. Without a fundamental understanding of these relationships, additional testing in search of the elusive, single measure of fracture toughness has spawned additional confusion and frustration. No one is in a better position to document this observation than Professor Mindess.

Multi Scale Modeling of Structural Concrete

Multi Scale Modeling of Structural Concrete
Author: Koichi Maekawa,Tetsuya Ishida,Toshiharu Kishi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 658
Release: 2008-11-28
ISBN 10: 0203927206
ISBN 13: 9780203927205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multi Scale Modeling of Structural Concrete Book Review:

Increases in computer power have now enabled engineers to combine materials science with structural mechanics in the design and the assessment of concrete structures. The techniques developed have become especially useful for the performance assessment of such structures under coupled mechanistic and environmental actions. This allows effective management of infrastructure over a much longer life cycle, thus satisfying the requirements for durability and sustainability. This ground-breaking new book draws on the fields of materials and structural mechanics in an integrated way to address the questions of management and maintenance. It proposes a realistic way of simulating both constituent materials and structural responses under external loading and under ambient conditions. Where the research literature discusses component or element technology related to performance assessment, this book uniquely covers the subject at the level of the whole system including soil foundation, showing engineers how to model changes in concrete structures over time and how to use this for decision making in infrastructure maintenance and asset management.

Thermal Cracking of Massive Concrete Structures

Thermal Cracking of Massive Concrete Structures
Author: Eduardo M.R. Fairbairn,Miguel Azenha
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 409
Release: 2018-05-23
ISBN 10: 3319766171
ISBN 13: 9783319766171
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermal Cracking of Massive Concrete Structures Book Review:

This book provides a State of the Art Report (STAR) produced by RILEM Technical Committee 254-CMS ‘Thermal Cracking of Mas-sive Concrete Structures’. Several recent developments related to the old problem of understanding/predicting stresses originated from the evolution of the hydration of concrete are at the origin of the creation this technical committee. Having identified a lack in the organization of up-to-date scientific and technological knowledge about cracking induced by hydration heat effects, this STAR aims to provide both practitioners and scientists with a deep integrated overview of consolidated knowledge, together with recent developments on this subject.

Computational Modelling of Concrete Structures

Computational Modelling of Concrete Structures
Author: Nenad Bicanic,René Borst,Herbert Mang,Gunther Meschke
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 836
Release: 2010-02-24
ISBN 10: 1439859574
ISBN 13: 9781439859575
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computational Modelling of Concrete Structures Book Review:

Since 1984 the EURO-C conference series (Split 1984, Zell am See 1990, Innsbruck 1994, Badgastein 1998, St Johann im Pongau 2003, Mayrhofen 2006, Schladming 2010) has provided a forum for academic discussion of the latest theoretical, algorithmic and modelling developments associated with computational simulations of concrete and concrete structure