• Effect of loading condition, specimen geometry, size-effect and softening function on double-𝐾 fracture parameters of concrete

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      Three-point bend test; four-point bend test; compact tension test; cohesive stress; double-𝐾 fracture parameters; size-effect; weight function.

    • Abstract


      This paper presents numerical investigation of the influence of the specimen geometry, loading condition, size-effect and softening function of concrete on double-𝐾 fracture parameters. The input data needed for computation of the double-𝐾 fracture parameters are obtained from the well-known version of Fictitious Crack Model (FCM). FCM is developed for three standard specimens: three-point bend test, compact tension specimen and four-point bend test of size range 100–600 mm at relative size of initial crack length 0.3. The analysis of numerical results shows some interesting behaviour of double-𝐾 fracture parameters.

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      Shailendra Kumar1 2 S V Barai3

      1. Department of Civil Engineering, Institute of Technology, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University), Bilaspur 495009, India
      2. Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur 831014, India
      3. Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 721 302, India
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