A MATERIALS SCIENCE VIEW OF THE PROPERTIES OF CONCRETE

The various mechanical properties of concrete are discussed in this paper from a material science point of view. Starting with the internal structure of the material as the basis, different analytical models have been developed to simulate the macroscopic behaviour of the material. In the development of the models, some simplifications have been made and are discussed in detail. It is emphasised that the current state of knowledge does not permit a unified analytical approach to incorporate all the various aspects of behaviour of the material. However, since the basic concepts underlying each of the models discussed are not conflicting, it appears possible to eventually interrelate the models possibly at the expense of some complexity. (A). The number of the covering abstract of the conference is IRRD abstract no. 213776. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the First Australian Conference on Engineering Materials.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of New South Wales

    School of Civil Engineering, Anzac Parade
    Kensington, New South Wales  Australia  2033
  • Authors:
    • Kameswarajl, A W
    • Swamy, R N
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129557
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM