Understanding the Tensile Properties of Concrete, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0857097539
  • ISBN-13: 9780857097538
  • DDC: 620.136
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 416 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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The response of concrete under tensile loading is crucial for most applications because concrete is much weaker in tension than in compression. Understanding concrete's response under tensile conditions is key to understanding and using concrete in structural applications. Understanding the Tensile Properties of Concrete summarizes recent research. After an introduction to concrete, the book is divided into two parts. Part One starts with a summary chapter on important parameters that affect the tensile response of concrete. Chapters show how multi-scale modelling relates concrete composition to tensile properties. Part Two focuses on dynamic response and introduces different types of dynamic loading, from low-frequency loading by wind or earthquake to explosions and ballistic impacts. Following chapters review dynamic testing techniques and devices. Later chapters highlight the dynamic behavior of concrete from different viewpoints, and the book ends with a chapter on how engineers use detailed knowledge of tensile properties in structural applications. Drawing on the work of some of the leading experts in the field, Understanding the Tensile Properties of Concrete is a valuable reference for civil and structural engineers as well as those researching this important material.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contributor Contact Details.
Woodhead Publishing Series in Civil and Structural Engineering.
Introduction to Concrete: a Resilient Material System.
1: Part I.
2: Factors Affecting the Tensile Properties of Concrete.
3: Modelling the Effect of Material Composition on the Tensile Properties of Concrete.
4: Modelling Moisture Transport in Intact and Fractured Concrete.
5: Part II.
6: Modelling the Response of Concrete Structures to Dynamic Loading.
7: Dynamic Test Devices for Analyzing the Tensile Properties of Concrete.
8: Response Mechanisms of Concrete Under Impulsive Tensile Loading.
9: Modelling the Dynamic Response Concrete With Mesoscopic Heterogeneity.
10: Mesoscopic Modeling of Concrete Under Different Moisture Conditions and Loading Rates.
11: Modelling the Response of Concrete Structures From Strain Rate Effects to Shock Induced Loading.
12: Understanding the Dynamic Response of Concrete to Loading: Practical Examples.