XFEM simulation of introduced by pre-loading cracking influence on the strengthening of the cement treated mixture
AbstractThe paper attempts to explain the phenomenon of a static strength increase due to the previous cyclic loading. Finite Element Method simulation of the potential strengthening mechanism is presented. The crack growth is controlled by the energy criterion used in the linear fracture theory. A wedge splitting test has been performed in order to determine the critical energy release rate of the tested mixture GIC. It was observed that the appearance of additional cracks in the material may lead to an increase of its strength. Analysis of the tensile stress distribution allows for a qualitative explanation of the observed phenomenon.
|Journal series||Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, ISSN 1429-2955, (A 15 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.55|
|Keywords in English||fatigue life, cement-treated base layers, strengthening effect, load history, XFEM|
|Score||= 15.0, 23-10-2019, ArticleFromJournal|
|Publication indicators||= 1; : 2017 = 0.651; : 2017 = 0.783 (2) - 2017=0.974 (5)|
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