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Non-Linear Fracture Mechanics of Inhomogeneous Quasi-Brittle Materials

  • V. C. Li
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 314)

Abstract

This chapter presents a survey of non-linear fracture mechanics of inhomogeneous quasi-brittle material. The large scale bridging in the fracture process zone is explicitly modelled as cohesive spring-like tractions and its implications on crack formation and limitations of linear elastic fracture mechanics are discussed. A model of tension-softening is described to illustrate the possibility of relating the micromechanical mechanisms and the material structure to composite non-linear fracture property. Finally, recent research on experimental determination of tension-softening behavior in inhomogeneous quasi-brittle materials is reviewed.

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Process Zone Steel Fiber Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanic Fracture Process Zone Cementitious Composite 
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  • V. C. Li
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  1. 1.University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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