Estimation of Cement Composites Fracture Parameters Using Deformation Criterion

Marta Kosior-Kazberuk , Andrzej Kazberuk , Anna Bernatowicz


A simple deformation criterion based on Dugdale’s cohesive zone model is presented. The criterion can be used for both the experimental determination of the critical stress intensity factor, KIc, and the critical tip opening displacement, CTODc. It can also be applied for the evaluation of the load capacity of structural elements. The criterion is presented in explicit and compact form, which allows straightforward calculations to be performed for the estimation of KIc and CTODc values from the experimental data obtained from samples with a U-shaped notch, rounded with an arbitrary radius. Thanks to the simple form of the approximate relationship between the maximal load level and the dimensionless notch tip opening displacement, the reverse procedure was obtained, i.e., the estimation of the value of the maximal force loading the structural element as a function of the known critical stress intensity factor.
Author Marta Kosior-Kazberuk (FCEE / DBSA)
Marta Kosior-Kazberuk,,
- Department of Building Structures and Architecture
, Andrzej Kazberuk (FME / DMACS)
Andrzej Kazberuk,,
- Department of Mechanics and Applied Computer Science
, Anna Bernatowicz (FCEE)
Anna Bernatowicz,,
- Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Journal seriesMaterials, ISSN 1996-1944, (N/A 140 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.5
Article number4206
Keywords in English notch; deformation criterion; stress intensity factor; cement composite
ASJC Classification2500 General Materials Science
Internal identifierROC 19-20
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); with publication
Score (nominal)140
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 140.0, 12-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 1.285; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.972 (2) - 2018=3.532 (5)
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