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Extension of FCM to plain concrete beams with vertical tortuous cracks

Prasad, Raghu BK and Devi, Renuka MV (2007) Extension of FCM to plain concrete beams with vertical tortuous cracks. In: Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 74 (17). pp. 2758-2769.

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Fictitious crack model has been appropriately modified to make it applicable for plain concrete beams with vertical tortuous cracks. A number of tortuous cracks are generated considering the crack deviations as random variable based on the maximum aggregate size. Instead of a straight-line crack in FCM a number of simulated tortuous cracks are replaced to model the roughness of fracture surface of concrete. Plain concrete beams with such tortuous cracks are analyzed to study the effect of the tortuousity of the cracks on the various fracture parameters.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Engineering Fracture Mechanics
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Ltd.
Keywords: Crack deviation;Maximum aggregate size;Tortuousity;Fictitious crack model
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:41
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/12488

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