Report on Workshop 5
Methods of breaking
Modes of deformation and fracture
Critical materials properties (Kic, γ eff. and the static, dynamic, acoustic, thermal etc. characteristics)
Energy balance in demolition and fragmentation
Improvement to the various techniques
Is fracture machanics a useful tool for the fragmentation of concrete? Do we know enough about fracture mechanics to influence demolition and fragmentation?
What else do we need to know?
Are other approaches, such as continuous damage theory, helpful?
KeywordsHigh Strain Rate Steel Fibre Crack Velocity Double Cantilever Beam Total Energy Input
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