Fracture Scaling

  • Zdeněk P. Bažant
  • Yapa D. S. Rajapakse

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Micromechanical Analysis

  3. Size Effects in Fiber Composites

    1. G. J. Dvorak, A. P. Suvorov
      Pages 89-101
    2. Zdeněk P. Bažant, Jang-Jay H. Kim, Isaac M. Daniel, Emilie Becq-Giraudon, Goangseup Zi
      Pages 103-141
  4. Scaling and Heterogeneity

    1. Arnaud Delaplace, Stéphane Roux, Gilles Pijaudier-Cabot
      Pages 159-174
    2. Marcel R. A. Van Vliet, Jan G. M. Van Mier
      Pages 195-219
    3. M. Borri-Brunetto, A. Carpinteri, B. Chiaia
      Pages 221-238
    4. Feodor M. Borodich
      Pages 239-259
  5. Computational Aspects and Nonlocal or Gradient Models

  6. Size Effects in Concrete, Ice and Soils

    1. J. Planas, G. V. Guinea, M. Elices
      Pages 367-378
    2. J. Ožbolt, R. Eligehausen, H. W. Reinhardt
      Pages 391-404
    3. S. Sture, A. Alqasabi, M. Ayari
      Pages 405-433
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 435-435

About this book


This volume is a collection of the papers given at the workshop on Fracture Scaling, held at the University of Maryland, USA, 10-12 June 1999, under the sponsorship of the Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA, USA.
These papers can be grouped under five major themes:
  • Micromechanical analysis
  • Size effects in fiber composites
  • Scaling and heterogeneity
  • Computational aspects and nonlocal or gradient models
  • Size effects in concrete, ice and soils
This workshop is the result of a significant research effort, supported by the Office of Naval Research, into the problems of scaling of fracture in fiber composites, and generally into the problems of scaling in solid mechanics. These problems, which are of interest for many materials, especially all quasibrittle materials, share similar characteristics. Thus, progress in the understanding of scaling problems for one material may help progress for another material. This makes it clear that a dialogue between researchers in various fields of mechanics is highly desirable and should be promoted.
In view of this, this volume should be of interest to researchers and advanced graduate students in materials science, solid mechanics and civil engineering.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Zdeněk P. Bažant
    • 1
  • Yapa D. S. Rajapakse
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA
  2. 2.Office of Naval ResearchArlingtonUSA

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