Fracture of Concrete and Rock

SEM-RILEM International Conference June 17–19, 1987, Houston, Texas, USA

  • Surendra P. Shah
  • Stuart E. Swartz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Keynote Papers

    1. Surendra P. Shah
      Pages 1-12
    2. K. P. Chong, M. D. Kuruppu, J. S. Kuszmaul
      Pages 13-25
  3. Dynamic Fracture and Load-Rate Effects

    1. N. P. Banthia, Sidney Mindess, Arnon Bentur
      Pages 26-36
    2. Xiao-Zhi Hu, Yiu-Wing Mai, Brian Cotterell
      Pages 37-46
    3. Tetsuo Harada, Takashi Idemitsu, Akira Watanabe, Shun-ichi Takayama
      Pages 47-57
  4. Fatigue Effects in Concrete Fracture

    1. Zhang Binsheng, Zhu Zhaohong, Wu Keru
      Pages 58-63
    2. P. C. Perdikaris, A. M. Calomino
      Pages 64-69
    3. M. H. Baluch, A. B. Qureshy, A. K. Azad
      Pages 80-87
    4. A. Alliche, D. Francois
      Pages 88-95
  5. Mode I and Mixed Mode Fracture

    1. M. Elices, J. Planas, P. Maturana
      Pages 106-116
    2. H. W. Reinhardt, H. A. W. Cornelissen, D. A. Hordijk
      Pages 117-130
  6. Analytical Models

    1. Kaspar Willam, Eddy Pramono, Stein Sture
      Pages 142-157
    2. J. G. Rots, G. M. A. Kusters, J. Blaauwendraad
      Pages 175-188
    3. R. J. Shaffer, F. E. Heuze, R. K. Thorpe, A. R. Ingraffea, R. H. Nilson
      Pages 189-198
  7. Fracture Process Zone

    1. J. J. Du, A. S. Kobayashi, N. M. Hawkins
      Pages 199-204
  8. Size Effects

  9. Concrete Applications

    1. Lennart Elfgren, Ulf Ohlsson, Kent Gylltoft
      Pages 269-275
    2. Wataru Koyanagi, Keitetsu Rokugo, Hiroyuki Iwase
      Pages 288-302
  10. Dam Analysis

    1. Victor E. Saouma, Mohamed L. Ayari, Howard Boggs
      Pages 311-333
    2. A. R. Ingraffea, H. N. Linsbauer, H. P. Rossmanith
      Pages 334-342
  11. Crack Propagation

  12. Methods and results

  13. Back Matter
    Pages 442-449

About these proceedings


The International Conference on Fracture of Concrete and Rock was organized by the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM) subdivision on Fracture of Concrete and Rock and RILEM Committee 89-FMT Fracture MechanicS of Concrete; Test Methods. The venue was Houston, Texas on June 17-19, 1987 and cooperation was provided by ACI 446, Fracture Mechanics and RILEM 90-FHA Fracture Mechanics of Concrete; Applications. The conference co-chai rmen were Professor S. P. Shah, Northwestern Uni versity and Professor S. E. Swartz, Kansas State University with the able assistance of Professor K. P. Chong, University of Wyoming. The conference theme was Fracture Mechanics Applications to Cracking and Fracture of Concrete (plain or reinforced) and Rock Subjected to Uniaxial or Complex Stress States with Static- or Dynamic-Loading Rates. This theme was chosen in recognition of parallel efforts between the rock mechanics community and researchers working in the application of fracture mechanics methods to the problem of cracking and fracture of concrete.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Surendra P. Shah
    • 1
  • Stuart E. Swartz
    • 2
  1. 1.NSF Science and Technology Center for Advanced Cement-Based MaterialsNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringKansas State Univeristy/Seton HallManhattanUSA

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