Proceedings Vol. 14 (2008)
ENGINEERING MECHANICS 2008
May 12 – 15, 2008, Svratka, Czech Republic
Copyright © 2008 Institute of Thermomechanics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i., Prague
ISSN 1805-8248 (printed)
ISSN 1805-8256 (electronic)
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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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