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Size Effect in Tensile Fracture of Concrete and Rock

By M.R.A. van Vliet
December 2000
Delft University Press
ISBN: 90-407-1994-2
192 pages, illustrated
$86.00 paper original


This Ph.D. thesis examines the size effect in tensile fracture of concrete and rock. Contents include: Introduction. State of the art. Outline of size effect tests. Verification tests: outline and results. Results of size effect tests. Lattice approach to size effect in concrete. Interpretation of results: synthesis. Conclusion and future outlook. Generation of an aggregate structure. Background of the lattice model. Summary. References.

Civil Engineering