Interfaces, such as mortar-aggregate interfaces and cement matrix-fiber interfaces, affect the mechanical behavior of concrete composites. Significant considerations in understanding the mechanical behavior of concrete are the nature of the deformation and failure of these interfaces and the interaction between the constituent elements of the composite. Development of advanced concrete materials with improved toughness and durability requires a fundamental understanding of the behavior of the interfaces which are intrinsic to the concrete composite. As part of its activities, Committee 446, Fracture Mechanics, sponsored a technical session on interface fracture and bond at the Vancouver Spring convention of the American Concrete Institute, March 28-April 2, 1993. This book is a collection of papers from that session and some additional papers.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Concrete Institute

    P.O. Box 19150, Redford Station, 22400 Seven Mile Road
    Detroit, MI  United States  48219
  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

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  • Pagination: 216 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00721887
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SP-156
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1996 12:00AM