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Author Shi, Zihai.

Title Crack analysis in structural concrete : theory and applications / Zihai Shi
Published Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/Butterworth Heinemann, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 327 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- Fundamentals of Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics and Nonlinear Fracture Mechanics of Concrete -- Fictitious Crack Model and Related Issues in Its Numerical Implementation -- Extended Fictitious Crack Model for Multiple-Crack Analysis -- Crack Interaction and Localization -- Failure Modes and Maximum Loads of Notched Concrete Beams -- Mixed-Mode Fracture -- 8. Applications: Pseudoshell Model for Crack Analysis of Tunnel Linings -- 9. Computer Program for Mode-I Type Crack Analysis in Concrete Using EFCM -- 10. Computer Program for Mixed-Mode Type Crack Analysis in Concrete Using EFCM (CAIC-M12. FOR)
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Reinforced concrete -- Cracking.
Reinforced concrete -- Fracture.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0080942229 (electronic bk.)
9780080942223 (electronic bk.)