SOFTENING AND SNAP-THROUGH BEHAVIOR OF REINFORCED ELEMENTS

This is a report of study in which a compliance model of fracture mechanics is applied to a cracked element using a crack-opening displacement congruence condition that allows good agreement with the experimental results, without losing any other positive characteristic already obtained by similar methods. The results showed that even by using different congruence conditions, the compliance model always allows the description of ductile as well as brittle failure behavior in structural elements with low content of reinforcement or deep cross section. This and other study findings are discussed.

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  • Accession Number: 00624060
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 24 1993 12:00AM