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Fracture Mechanics of Concrete Gravity Dams

  • Victor E. Saouma
  • Mohamed L. Ayari
  • Howard Boggs
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Abstract

A comprehensive investigation on the behavior of cracked concrete gravity dams using fracture mechanics concepts through a series of parametric studies is presented. The effect of various forms of loading, concrete age and anisotropy on the stress intensity factors, direction of crack profiles, crack lengths and stress redistribution is assessed.

Keywords

Fracture Toughness Stress Intensity Factor Crack Length Crack Opening Displacement Crack Mouth Opening Displacement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor E. Saouma
    • 1
  • Mohamed L. Ayari
    • 2
  • Howard Boggs
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of ColoradoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of ColoradoUSA
  3. 3.Analytical Design Section, Concrete Dams BranchBureau of ReclamationDenverUSA

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