Fracture Mechanics for Concrete Materials: Testing and Applications
|Publication Date:||1 January 2001|
Fracture mechanics concepts are increasingly used in designing
concrete structures and also in understanding the fundamental
behavior of concrete-like materials. Fracture mechanics concepts
have the potential for use in designing concrete-FRP composites and
in repairing concrete structures. To review and discuss the current
This conference also provided an effective means of sharing recent technological advances, engineering applications, and research results among practitioners, researchers, and potential users from many parts of the world. Selecting the testing method to determine the fracture properties of concrete materials for various applications is an issue confronting the profession and was discussed during the sessions.
This publication contains the papers that were presented at the ACI Annual Convention held in San Diego, California, March 27,2000. Also, some additional papers are included in this Special Publication. All the papers in this Special Publication were peer reviewed by at least two reviewers for content, quality, and for possible publication. All papers are eligible for discussion in the ACI Materials Journal.