Engineering Mechanics

International Conference

Proceedings Vol. 14 (2008)


ENGINEERING MECHANICS 2008

NATIONAL CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION
May 12 – 15, 2008, Svratka, Czech Republic
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Editors: Vladimír Fuis and Michal Pásek

Copyright © 2008 Institute of Thermomechanics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i., Prague

ISBN 978-80-87012-11-6 (printed)
ISSN 1805-8248 (printed)
ISSN 1805-8256 (electronic)

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INFLUENCE OF NOTCH WIDTH ON FRACTURE RESPONSE OF BENDED CONCRETE SPECIMENS
Veselý V., Keršner Z., Seitl S., Klusák J.
pages 256 - +8p., full text

An influence of the test specimens preparation – shape and width of a stress concentrator – on the values of parameters of nonlinear fracture models of quasi-brittle cement-based composites is analyses in the paper presented. The parameters – e.g. effective crack extension, effective fracture toughness, and specific fracture energy – can be calculated from results of loading tests performed on notched three point bend specimens. The effects are investigated by means of a comparison of numerically simulated fracture process in the cracked specimen with the specimens with the double V-notch. The numerical simulations of the fracture according to the linear elastic fracture mechanics were performed by using finite element method programs (ANSYS, and FRANC2D). The influence on the load-carrying capacity and the initial compliance of the cracked specimen are introduced and discussed.


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