TY - JOUR
ID - 2974
TI - Interpretation of Tensile Softening in Concrete, Using Fractal Geometry
JO - Scientia Iranica
JA - SCI
LA - en
SN - 1026-3098
AU - Khezrzadeh, H.
AU - Mofid, M.
AD - Department of Civil Engineering,Sharif University of Technology
Y1 - 2008
PY - 2008
VL - 15
IS - 1
SP -
EP -
DO -
N2 - Concrete is a heterogeneous material with a wide variety of usage in structural design. Concrete
under tension exhibits strain softening, i.e., a negative slope in the stress{deformation diagrams.
Dierent softening curves have been proposed in the literature to interpret this phenomenon.
In current research, a new softening curve for concrete has been proposed by using the newly
introduced concept of fractal geometry. This new softening curve is denominated a 'Quasi-fractal'
softening curve and consists of two parts, a linear portion at the beginning and an exponential
portion in the rest of the curve. A comparison of a \Quasi-fractal" softening curve with a set of
proposed experimental softening curves has been performed, which reveals good agreement.
UR - http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_2974.html
L1 - http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_2974_01aff1279f00c1840e0fac2406d37852.pdf
ER -