The fracture mechanics formulas for split-tension strips
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Firat University, Engineering Faculty, Civil Engineering Department, Elazig
Submission date: 2016-11-09
Acceptance date: 2016-12-12
Online publication date: 2017-04-15
Publication date: 2017-04-15
Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 2017;55(2):607-619
The notched beams have been commonly used in concrete fracture. In this study, the splitting-strip specimens, which have some advantages – compactness and lightness – com- pared to beams, are analyzed for effective crack models. Using the Fourier integrals and Fourier series, a formula for the maximum tensile strength of concrete is first derived for an un-notched splitting-strip in the plane of loading. Subsequently, the linear elastic fracture mechanics formulas of the splitting-strip specimens, namely the stress intensity factor KI , the crack mouth opening displacement CMOD, and the crack opening displacement profile COD, are determined for different load-distributed widths via the weight function.
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