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Pore Structure Dependence of Transport and Fracture in Pervious Concretes

Abstract Properties of random porous material such as pervious concrete are strongly dependant on its pore structure features. This research deals with the development of an understanding of the relationship between the material structure and the mechanical and functional properties of pervious concretes. The fracture response of pervious concrete specimens proportioned for different porosities, as a function of the pore structure features and fiber volume fraction, is studied. Stereological and morphological methods are used to extract the relevant pore structure features of pervious concretes from planar images. A two-parameter fracture model is used to obtain the fracture toughness (KIC) and critical crack tip opening displacement (CTODc) from lo... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Rehder, Benjamin Douglas (Author) / Neithalath, Narayanana (Advisor) / Mobasher, Barzin (Committee member) / Rajan, Subramaniam (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Civil engineering / Fracture of Pervious Concrete / Fracture tougness / Pervious Concrete / Porous Concrete
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 110 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Civil Engineering 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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