Experimental Mechanics

, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp 79–88 | Cite as

Crack-growth prediction in axisymmetric pull-out and tension specimens

  • A. T. Andonian
  • F. Ansari


A methodology is developed which combines the basics of reinforced concrete, three-dimensional plasticity, stress freezing and the shear-difference method and utilizes the maximum-tensile-stress criterion to predict crack locations and their direction of propagation in reinforced axisymmetric specimens. The advantages of using a three-dimensional photoelastic model include: (1) the generation of stress trajectories, (2) the accurate location of singular zones and stress concentrations, and (3) the direct observation of internal cracks.


Mechanical Engineer Fluid Dynamics Stress Concentration Direct Observation Accurate Location 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. T. Andonian
    • 1
  • F. Ansari
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Department 410CThe Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.Akron
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringNew Jersey Institute of TechnologyNewark

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