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Characteristics of Distributed Cracking for Analysis and Design of Strain Hardening Cement Based Composites

Abstract As the demand of sustainable construction materials increases, use of fibers and textiles as partial or full reinforcement in concrete members present a tremendous opportunity. Proper characterization techniques and design guides for hybrid materials are therefore needed. This dissertation presents a comprehensive study on serviceability-based design of strain softening and strain hardening materials. Multiple experimental procedures are developed to document the nature of single crack localization and multiple cracking mechanisms in various fiber and fabric reinforced cement-based composites. In addition, strain rate effects on the mechanical properties are examined using a high speed servo-hydraulic tension test equipment.

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Created Date 2016
Contributor Yao, Yiming (Author) / Mobasher, Barzin (Advisor) / Underwood, Benjamin (Committee member) / Neithalath, Narayanan (Committee member) / Rajan, Subramaniam D (Committee member) / Liu, Yongming (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Engineering / analytical model / design / distributed cracking / fiber reinforced cocnrete / strain hardening / strain rate
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 328 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Civil and Environmental Engineering 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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