Scaling of Structural Strength
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By (author) Z. P. Bazant
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Scaling of Structural Strength by Z. P. Bazant
Book DescriptionThis book is concerned with a leading-edge topic of great interest and importance, exemplifying the relationship between experimental research, material modeling, structural analysis and design. It focuses on the effect of structure size on structural strength and failure behaviour. Bazant's theory has found wide application to all quasibrittle materials, including rocks, ice, modern fiber composites and tough ceramics. The topic of energetic scaling, considered controversial until recently, is finally getting the attention it deserves, mainly as a result of Bazant's pioneering work. In this new edition an extra section of data and new appendices covering twelve new application developments are included. This is the first book to show the 'size effect' theory of structure size on strength. It presents the principles and applications of Bazant's pioneering work on structural strength. This is a revised edition with new material on topics including asymptotic matching, flexural strength of fiber-composite laminates, polymeric foam fractures and the design of reinforced concrete beams.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750668491
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publish Date: 28-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Z. P. Bazant
Zden k P. Bazant has held the WP Murphy Chair of Civil Engineering and Materials Science at Northwestern University, USA, since 1990 and has been McCormick School Professor since 2002. He also served as Director of the Center for Concrete and Geomaterials from 1981 to 1987. He has been inducted to both the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and of Engineering and has received five honorary doctorates.
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