Proceedings Vol. 19 (2013)
ENGINEERING MECHANICS 2013
May 13 – 16, 2013, Svratka, Czech Republic
Copyright © 2013 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 405 - 411, full text
irtual testing of composite materials is, compared to a conventional experimental analysis, less time consuming, and it can very clearly reveal the failure mode. Therefore, it can be used for an optimization of the shape and amount of aggregates. Unlike the basic analytical homogenization methods, numerical modeling can predict the strength of the material and energy needed for the crack propagation. In our study three-point bending and splitting tests, by means of 2D plane-stress nonlinear finite element analysis utilizing isotropic damage model, were simulated. The results of the analysis indicate that angular aggregates of b igger size contribute to an increased fracture energy of the mortars, while the mortars containing fine round aggregates exhibit higher strength due to absence of stress concentrations around the grains.
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