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Damage nucleation of cement mortar under compressive loading



Title: Damage nucleation of cement mortar under compressive loading
Author(s): J. Chen, M. Zhang
Paper category : conference
Book title: International Conference on Microstructure Related Durability of Cementitious Composites
Editor(s): W. Sun, K. van Breugel, C. Miao, G. Ye and H. Chen
Print-ISBN: 978-2-35158-065-3
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-084-4
Publisher: RILEM Publications
Publication year: 2008
Pages: 943 - 951
Total Pages: 9
Nb references: 13
Language: English


Abstract: The compressive strength of cement mortar is a very important parameter for designing concrete materials. The common method for measuring the compressive strength is uniaxial compressive experiment. Experimental results show that the micro-crack evolution is always in the direction parallel to that of compressive load. By virtue of Eshelby’s equivalent inclusion theory and Mori-Tanaka’s scheme, the nucleation mechanism of miscro-crack in cement mortar is investigated. The results obtained in the present work show that the tensile stress at the surface of microvoids leads to the nucleation of the micro-cracks.


Online publication: 2009-06-09
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00