In a previous work the authors showed how to acquire the meso-structural characteristics of undamaged concrete-like materials by a peculiar laser equipment. In order to extend the analysis to damaged disordered materials, a new direct tension test equipment has been developed, that minimizes exural eects by freely rotating boundary conditions. Increasing levels of damage are obtained, after reaching the peak load, by proceeding along the descending strain-softening curve. After the desired damage level is reached, the load is removed and the specimen is cut to permit the laser acquisition of the most damaged zone. The progressive rarefaction of the eective stress-carrying cross section is described by means of fractal concepts. It is worth noting that both the fractal dimension and the measure of the stress carrying cross section decrease after the peak load, and vanish when the specimen is broken apart.

Fractal characterization of concrete damage in the strain-softening regime / Carpinteri, Alberto; Invernizzi, Stefano. - STAMPA. - (2000), pp. 407-414. ((Intervento presentato al convegno XV Convegno Nazionale del Gruppo Italiano Frattura tenutosi a Bari nel 3-5 maggio 2000.

Fractal characterization of concrete damage in the strain-softening regime

CARPINTERI, Alberto;INVERNIZZI, Stefano
2000

Abstract

In a previous work the authors showed how to acquire the meso-structural characteristics of undamaged concrete-like materials by a peculiar laser equipment. In order to extend the analysis to damaged disordered materials, a new direct tension test equipment has been developed, that minimizes exural eects by freely rotating boundary conditions. Increasing levels of damage are obtained, after reaching the peak load, by proceeding along the descending strain-softening curve. After the desired damage level is reached, the load is removed and the specimen is cut to permit the laser acquisition of the most damaged zone. The progressive rarefaction of the eective stress-carrying cross section is described by means of fractal concepts. It is worth noting that both the fractal dimension and the measure of the stress carrying cross section decrease after the peak load, and vanish when the specimen is broken apart.
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