Desayi, P and Ganesan, N (1986) Fracture Behavior of Ferrocement Beams. In: Journal of Structural Engineering, 112 (7). 1509 -1525.
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An attempt is made to study the fracture behavior of ferrocement beams using J-integral and critical crack opening displacement approaches. Ferrocement beams with three different relative notch depths and different percentages of mesh reinforcement were tested in four-point bending (third-point loading). The experimental results were used to evaluate the apparent J-integral and CODc values. Results show that the apparent J-integral does not seem to follow any particular trend in variation with notch depth, but is sensitive to the increase of mesh reinforcement. Hence, the apparent J-integral appears to be a useful fracture criterion for ferrocement. The computed values of CODt are found to be dependent on the depth of notch and, thus, cannot possibly be considered as a suitable fracture criterion for ferrocement.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belong to American Society of Civil Engineers.|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering|
|Date Deposited:||21 Aug 2009 08:55|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 05:41|
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