This volume emphazises the most recent advances in fracture mechanics as specifically applied to steel bar reinforced concrete. Fracture mechanics has been applied to plain and fibre reinforced concrete with increasing success over recent years. This workshop extended these concepts to steel bar reinforced and pre-stressed concrete design. Particularly for high strength concrete, which is a very brittle material, and in the case of large structural members, the application of fracture mechanics appears to be very useful for improving the present design rules. The pre-eminent participants at the Turin workshop contributed extensive expert opinions in four selected areas for which a rational approach, using fracture mechanics, could introduce variations into the concrete design codes: size effects; anchorage and bond; minimum reinforcement for elements in flexure; and shear resistance. The 23 chapters logically address these themes and demonstrate the unique ability of fracture mechanics to capture all the experimentally observed characteristics. The book is primarily directed to the researchers in universities and institutions and will be of value to consultants and engineering companies.

chapter |28 pages

Size Effect in Concrete Structures

ByRolf Eligehausen, Joško Ožbolt

chapter |18 pages

Stress-Crack Opening Relation and Size Effect in Concrete

ByH. Duda, G. König

chapter |32 pages

Size Effects in Two Compact Test Specimen Geometries

ByB. Barr, Z. Y. Tokatly

chapter |42 pages

Scaling in Tensile and Compressive Fracture of Concrete

ByJ. G. M. van Mier

chapter |32 pages

Prediction of Fracture of Concrete and Fiber Reinforced Concrete by the R-Curve Approach

ByChengsheng Ouyang, Barzin Mobasher, Surendra P. Shah

chapter |33 pages

Size Effect in Concrete Structures: an R-Curve Approach

ByM. Elices, J. Planas

chapter |36 pages

Fracture Mechanics Evaluation of Anchorage Bearing Capacity in Concrete

ByPietro Bocca, Alberto Carpinteri, Silvio Valente

chapter |50 pages

Anchor Bolts Modelled with Fracture Mechanics

ByLennart Elfgren, Ulf Ohlsson

chapter |26 pages

Analysis of Steel–Concrete Bond with Damage Mechanics: Non-linear Behaviour and Size Effect

ByJ. Mazars, G. Pijaudier-Cabot, J. L. Clement

chapter |14 pages

Splitting Failure of a Strain-softening Material due to Bond Stresses

ByHans W. Reinhardt, Cornelis van der Veen

chapter |32 pages

Fracture Mechanics Evaluation of Minimum Reinforcement in Concrete Structures

ByCrescentino Bosco, Alberto Carpinteri

chapter |34 pages

Minimum Reinforcement Requirements for Concrete Flexural Members

ByN. M. Hawkins*, K. Hjorteset

chapter |24 pages

Fracture Mechanics Application to Reinforced Concrete Members in Flexure

ByM. H. Baluch, A. K. Azad, W. Ashmawi

chapter |21 pages

Shear Crack Stability along a Precast Reinforced Concrete Joint

ByT. P. Tassios, E. Vintzēleou

chapter |16 pages

Shear Strength of Reinforced Concrete Beams

ByArne Hillerborg

chapter |20 pages

Effect of Fiber Modified Fracture Properties on Shear Resistance of Reinforced Mortar and Concrete Beams

ByVictor C. Li a, Robert Ward b, Ali M. Hamza a

chapter |24 pages

Failure Modes of Longitudinally Reinforced Beams

ByB. L. Karihaloo

chapter |32 pages

Reinforced Concrete Beam Behavior under Cyclic Loadings

ByAndrea Carpinteri

chapter |28 pages

An Expert System Approach to Applying Fracture Mechanics to Reinforced Concrete

ByS. E. Swartz, Y.-C. Kan, K. K. Hu