Condition For Strain-Hardening In Ecc Uniaxial Test Specimen

Lars Dick-Nielsen (Invited author), Henrik Stang (Invited author), Peter Noe Poulsen (Invited author)

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This paper discusses the adequateness of the steady state flat crack criterion for crack propagation in Engineered Cementitious Composites. The investigation is performed by use of a semi-analytical model as well as a Finite Element Model. The simulations are for one crack propagating in finite and infinite sheets under uniaxial tension. The crack is assumed to be cohesive and the cohesive law applied takes into account fiber as well as mortar properties. It is shown that the maximum crack opening observed during crack propagation in various test specimen geometries is small, 20 m and also small compared to typical deformations at peak bridging stress. The requirement of a minimum complementary energy for the fiber bridging curve is found not to be relevant in the aim of controlling the crack opening during crack propagation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMeauring, Monitoring and Modeling Concrete Properties
Number of pages786
Place of PublicationNetherlands
Publication date2006
ISBN (Print)1-4020-5103-4
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventInternational Symposium on Measuring, Monitoring, and Modeling Concrete Properties - Alexandroupolis, Greece
Duration: 3 Jul 20067 Jul 2006


ConferenceInternational Symposium on Measuring, Monitoring, and Modeling Concrete Properties

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