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Chang, Z. (author), Zhang, H. (author), Schlangen, E. (author), Šavija, B. (author)
The aim of this work is to investigate the fracture process of concrete under various boundary conditions. Although numerous concrete fracture tests have been reported, showing the failure behavior of concrete, their evaluation is ambiguous due to the limitations of specimen size and experimental conditions. Therefore, it is necessary to use...
conference paper 2019
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Gan, Y. (author), Zhang, H. (author), Šavija, B. (author), Schlangen, E. (author), van Breugel, K. (author)
Nanoindentation is usually used to investigate local elastic properties and hardness of materials. In this paper, the nanoindenter served as a loading tool to perform micro scale bending tests and measure the global response of micro-scale specimens. For testing, cement paste cantilever beams with a square cross-section of 300 μm × 300 μm were...
conference paper 2019
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Zhang, H. (author), Schlangen, E. (author), Šavija, B. (author)
This work aims to investigate the mechanical properties of the cement paste-aggregate interface by combining experimental and numerical approaches. The multi-phase interface microstructure was obtained by X-ray computed tomography (XCT) and submitted to a discrete fracture lattice model for fracture analysis. Apart from the modelling, a...
conference paper 2019
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Zhang, H. (author), Schlangen, E. (author), Šavija, B. (author)
Cement paste is the glue that holds concrete together and any improvements in material performance will come from its microstructure. For better understanding and predicting its elastic properties and fracture performance, more and more studies are carried out based on micromechanics simulations. However, the predicted results can be hardly...
conference paper 2018
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Zhang, H. (author), Šavija, B. (author), Schlangen, E. (author)
This work proposes a new method for micromechanical simulation of cement paste based on a combination of statistical nanoindentation and XCT technique without the need for explicit identification of distinct phases. A linear relationship between the greyscale level and local Young’s modulus was assumed and verified by the two-sample Kolmogorov...
conference paper 2018
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