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Title: A Fracture Mechanics-based Method for Prediction of Cracking of Circular and Elliptical Concrete Rings under Restrained Shrinkage
Authors: Dong, W
Zhou, X
Wu, Z
Keywords: Brittle fracture;Concrete;Crack initiation;Environmental cracking;R-curves;Residual stresses;Stress intensity factor;Test standards
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 131, 2014
Abstract: A new experimental method, utilizing elliptical ring specimens, is developed for assessing the likelihood of cracking and cracking age of concrete subject to restrained shrinkage. To investigate the mechanism of this new ring test, a fracture mechanics-based numerical approach is proposed to predict crack initiation in restrained concrete rings by using the R-curve method. It has been found that numerical results accord well with experimental results in terms of cracking ages for both circular and elliptical concrete rings, indicating that the proposed fracture mechanics-based numerical approach is reliable for analyzing cracking in concrete ring specimens subject to restrained shrinkage.
Description: This article has been made available through the Brunel Open Access Publishing Fund.
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0013794414003373
http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/10006
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engfracmech.2014.10.015
ISSN: 0013-7944
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Dept of Design Research Papers

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