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Fracture Behavior of Ferrocement Beams

Desayi, P and Ganesan, N (1986) Fracture Behavior of Ferrocement Beams. In: Journal of Structural Engineering, 112 (7). 1509 -1525.

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An attempt is made to study the fracture behavior of ferrocement beams using J-integral and critical crack opening displacement approaches. Ferrocement beams with three different relative notch depths and different percentages of mesh reinforcement were tested in four-point bending (third-point loading). The experimental results were used to evaluate the apparent J-integral and CODc values. Results show that the apparent J-integral does not seem to follow any particular trend in variation with notch depth, but is sensitive to the increase of mesh reinforcement. Hence, the apparent J-integral appears to be a useful fracture criterion for ferrocement. The computed values of CODt are found to be dependent on the depth of notch and, thus, cannot possibly be considered as a suitable fracture criterion for ferrocement.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Structural Engineering
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belong to American Society of Civil Engineers.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2009 08:55
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:41
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/22239

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