THE STRENGTH OF CONCRETE AS A COMPOSITE MATERIAL

The contribution that the aggregates can make to the strength of concrete has been overlooked, their inclusion in the mix being strictly to replace cement paste so as to reduce cost. It is argued here that, provided the paste-filler bond is made at least as good as the paste itself, the tougher fillers will add to the toughness of the composite. It is shown that none of the mixture laws can be applied when strengths are in terms of stresses, but this is not so if strengths are in terms of energies. As a result, the dispersion law is recommended with the fracture toughness of the component materials as the quantities "mixed".(A) See also IRRD Abstract No. 205029

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Society of Materials Science Conference on the Mechanical Behavior of Materials.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Materials Science

    1 Yoshida Izumidono-cho, Sakyo-Ku
    Kyoto 600,   Japan 

    Society of Materials Science

    1 Yoshida Izumidono-cho, Sakyo-Ku
    Kyoto 600,   Japan 

    Society of Materials Science

    1 Yoshida Izumidono-cho, Sakyo-Ku
    Kyoto 600,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Glucklich, J
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 104-112

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00083869
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM