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Fractal characterization of fracture surfaces in concrete

Engineering Fracture Mechanics

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Abstract

Fractal geometry is used to characterize the roughness of cracked concrete surfaces through a specially built profilometer, and the fractal dimension is subsequently correlated to the fracture toughness and direction of crack propagation. Preliminary results indicate that the fracture surface is indeed fractal over two orders of magnitudes with a dimension of approximately 1.20. ?? 1990.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Fractal characterization of fracture surfaces in concrete
Series title:
Engineering Fracture Mechanics
Volume
35
Issue:
1-3
Year Published:
1990
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Engineering Fracture Mechanics
First page:
47
Last page:
53
Number of Pages:
7