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Modelling Strain Localization by Cohesive (Overlapping) Zones in Tension (Compression): Brittleness Size Effects and Scaling in Material Properties

  • Alberto Carpinteri
  • Marco Paggi

Abstract

The present paper is a state-of-the-art review of the research carried out at the Politecnico di Torino during the last two decades on the modelling of strain localization. Introducing the elementary cohesive/overlapping models in tension/compression, it will be shown that it is possible to get a deep insight into the ductile-to-brittle transition and into the scaling of the material properties usually detected when testing quasi-brittle material specimens or structures at different size-scales.

Keywords

Fracture Energy Reinforce Concrete Crack Opening Displacement Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics Cohesive Zone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Structural Engineering and GeotechnicsPolitecnico di TorinoTorinoItaly

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