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Crack stability in the fracture of cementitious materials

Tandon, S. and Faber, K. T. and Bazant, Z. P. (1995) Crack stability in the fracture of cementitious materials. In: Microstructure of Cement-Based Systems/Bonding and Interfaces in Cementitious Materials. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. Vol.370. No.370. Materials Research Society , Pittsburgh, PA, pp. 387-396. ISBN 1558992723.

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The aim of the present study is to investigate the stability of crack propagation in cementitious materials. Tests were conducted on bend specimens in three-point and four-point loading conditions. Three-point bend specimens showed stable crack growth for mortar, normal strength and high strength concrete specimens. Alternatively, four-point bend specimens showed catastrophic failure for mortar and quasi-catastrophic failure for normal strength and high strength concrete specimens. Results will be discussed in relation to brittleness number model and specific microstructural features including the interfacial transition zone between the cement paste and the aggregate and the attendant toughening mechanisms.

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Additional Information:Copyright © Materials Research Society 1995. This work was supported by the Center for Advanced Cement-Based Materials at Northwestern University.
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Official Citation: S. Tandon, K.T. Faber and Z.P. Bazant (1994). Crack Stability in the Fracture of Cementitious Materials. MRS Proceedings, 370, 387 doi:10.1557/PROC-370-387.
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