Digital Repository, Convegno IGF XVI Catania 2002

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A multiscale approach to concrete fracture: the influence of the aggregate grading
A. Carpinteri, P. Cornetti

Last modified: 2008-05-26


The fractal approach to the mechanics of materials with disordered microstructure allows an elegant and unified explanation of the size effects the cohesive crack model parameters are subjected to. The aim of this work is to show why fractal patterns in the failure process of concrete specimens under tensile loads can be seen as a consequence of the grain size distribution of the aggregates. Finally, a fractal cohesive model will be outlined and applied to the most relevant test data.

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