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This publication offers the newest learn findings of the short constructing functions of fracture mechanics to concrete constructions. Key papers from top specialists within the box describe latest and new modelling concepts within the research of fabrics and buildings. The booklet explains the sensible software of fracture mechanics to structural modelling, bending, shear, bond and anchorage. The court cases of this RILEM Workshop should be a big reference for these engaged in layout, improvement, examine and educating within the box of concrete constructions.

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Elfgren, Chapman and Hall. Hillerborg, A. (1989-b), “Mixed mode fracture in concrete”, Seventh International Conference on Fracture, Houston, Texas, March 20–24. P. (1988), “Some aspects of tensile fracture behaviour and structural response of cementitious materials”, report TVBM-1008, thesis, Div. of Building Materials, Univ. of Lund, Sweden. 42 ANALYSIS OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES Figure 4b. 5 mm1/2. CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING FRACTURE ZONE Figure 4c. 5 mm1/2 43 44 ANALYSIS OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES Figure 5a.

Corresponding crack patterns are shown below the photographs. Bond cracking initiates at loads at about 30% of peak load (Figure 1c). Nonlinearity in the load deformation diagram also starts beyond that load. As the loading increases the bond cracks increase. Vertical matrix cracks originate predominantly from these bond cracks and propagate vertically with increased load (Figure 1d). Cracks also originate in the matrix under increased loads. Cracks continue to propagate vertically in the matrix until close to peak load.

REFERENCES 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 . J. (1985), “Fracture mechanics studies of non-yielding materials like concrete”, report TVBM-1007, thesis, Div. of Building Materials, Univ. of Lund, Sweden. P. (1987), “Tests of material properties in mixed mode I and II”. proc of the International Conference on Fracture of Concrete and Rock, pp 353–358. A. , Hillerborg, A. A. Balkema Publishers. Hassanzadeh, M. (1989), “Determination of fracture zone properties in mode I and II”. proc of the 1989 SEM Spring Conference on Experimental Mechanics, pp 521–527.

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