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Crack Analysis in Structural Concrete Theory and Applications


 

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This Crack Analysis in Structural Concrete Theory and Applications e book is an outgrowth of my analysis in the broad area of fracture mechanics over a interval of twenty years, the previous fifteen years of which I’ve spent specializing in a subbranch of the self-discipline—that’s, fracture mechanics of concrete.

My late determination to concentrate on this area of examine was motivated by two elements, particularly, a surging demand for crack evaluation in structural concrete and a eager private curiosity in the topic.

In contrast with different mature engineering disciplines, fracture mechanics of concrete continues to be a growing area that’s splendidly wealthy in scope and variety and filled with difficult points to be studied.

In recent times a variety of fashions and purposes have been proposed for crack evaluation, and a formidable array of helpful info has been amassed.

Because of this, the theoretical foundation of the self-discipline has been strengthened; plenty of basic points solved; and the vary of purposes widened.

As the topic is approaching its early stage of maturity, it’s crucial for college kids to study the basic theoretical advances which have been made, and engineers must familiarize themselves with newly developed numerical resolution strategies.

I’ve written this Crack Analysis in Structural Concrete Theory and Applications e book to summarize the current theoretical advances in the computational fracture mechanics of concrete, particularly concerning the discrete method to multiple-crack evaluation and mixed-mode fracture.

The extension of the Fictitious Crack Mannequin (FCM) to deal with these issues has significantly expanded the vary of crack evaluation in structural concrete.

The Crack Analysis in Structural Concrete Theory and Applications e book begins with a short introduction to the basic theories of linear elastic fracture mechanics and nonlinear fracture mechanics of concrete.

Then, after addressing the problem of stress singularity in numerical modeling and introducing some fundamental modeling strategies, the Prolonged Fictitious Crack Mannequin (EFCM) for multiple-crack evaluation is defined with numerical utility examples.

This theoretical mannequin is then used to check two essential points in fracture mechanics:

(1) crack interplay and localization and

(2) failure modes and most hundreds. The EFCM is subsequently reformulated to incorporate the shear switch mechanism on crack surfaces and the strategy is used to check experimental issues.

As a result of the Crack Analysis in Structural Concrete Theory and Applications e book is written each for college kids and training engineers, an effort has been made to current a balanced combination of principle, experiment, and utility.
Following these theoretical developments, an utility instance in tunnel engineering is mentioned, which exhibits how the EFCM will be constructed right into a pseudoshell mannequin for crack evaluation of tunnel linings that takes the earth–tunnel interplay under consideration.

The companion web site for the Crack Analysis in Structural Concrete Theory and Applications e book incorporates the supply code of two laptop applications developed by the creator’s group, with which the numerical options of quite a few pattern issues mentioned will be verified. The aim of publishing these applications is threefold.

First, college students can use them to resolve among the pattern issues as workout routines to realize a extra in-depth understanding of the topic. Second, training engineers can use them to resolve actual engineering issues as this Crack Analysis in Structural Concrete Theory and Applications e book totally demonstrates.

Third, analysis scientists can use or modify them for particular analysis functions. Though nice effort has been made to confirm the applications, the consumer have to be solely chargeable for their efficiency in follow.

 

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