Fracture energy of concrete: Method of determination
(1980) In Cement and Concrete Research 10(1). p.7889 Abstract
 When the maximum load at a threepoint bend test on a notched beam is known, Gc can be estimated from a wellknown method of linear elastic fracture mechanics. The method, in this case called the indirect method, has proved to be unsuitable for use in Gcdeterminations of concretelike materials. The method is too dependent on the specimen size.
Another method of directly determining Gc is also dealt with. A threepoint bend test on a notched beam gives a stable loaddeflection curve. The area under the curve represents the amount of energy consumed when the crack propagates through the beam. When the crosssectional area is known, Gc can be calculated. Results and calculations in this paper imply that this method is... (More)  When the maximum load at a threepoint bend test on a notched beam is known, Gc can be estimated from a wellknown method of linear elastic fracture mechanics. The method, in this case called the indirect method, has proved to be unsuitable for use in Gcdeterminations of concretelike materials. The method is too dependent on the specimen size.
Another method of directly determining Gc is also dealt with. A threepoint bend test on a notched beam gives a stable loaddeflection curve. The area under the curve represents the amount of energy consumed when the crack propagates through the beam. When the crosssectional area is known, Gc can be calculated. Results and calculations in this paper imply that this method is suitable for use in Gcdeterminations. The method allows much smaller specimens to be used than the indirect method. (Less)
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 Petersson, PerErik ^{LU}
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 1980
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 Cement and Concrete Research
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 10
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 1
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 78  89
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 Elsevier
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 00088846
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 10.1016/00088846(80)90054X
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 English
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