Concrete Fracture Models and Applications

  • Shailendra Kumar
  • Sudhirkumar V Barai

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Shailendra Kumar, Sudhirkumar V. Barai
    Pages 1-8
  3. Shailendra Kumar, Sudhirkumar V. Barai
    Pages 9-63
  4. Shailendra Kumar, Sudhirkumar V. Barai
    Pages 65-112
  5. Shailendra Kumar, Sudhirkumar V. Barai
    Pages 113-192
  6. Shailendra Kumar, Sudhirkumar V. Barai
    Pages 235-247
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 249-262

About this book


Cementitious materials, rocks and fibre-reinforced composites commonly termed as quasibrittle, need a different fracture mechanics approach to model the crack propagation study because of the presence of significant size of fracture process zone ahead of the crack-tip. Recent studies show that concrete structures manifest three important stages in fracture process: crack initiation, stable crack propagation and unstable fracture or failure. Fracture Mechanics concept can better explain the above various stages including the concepts of ductility, size-effect, strain softening and post-cracking behavior of concrete and concrete structures.


Cohesive toughness Size-effect Softening function of concrete Stress intensity factor Weight function

Authors and affiliations

  • Shailendra Kumar
    • 1
  • Sudhirkumar V Barai
    • 2
  1. 1., Civil Engineering DepartmentNational Institute of TechnologyJamshedpurIndia
  2. 2., Civil Engineering DepartmentIndian Institute of TechnologyKharagpurIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-16763-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-16764-5
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