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|Title:||Statistics and size effect in cementitious materials|
|Authors:||Cotterell, B. |
|Citation:||Cotterell, B.,Mai, Y.-W.,Lam, K.Y. (1995-02). Statistics and size effect in cementitious materials. Cement and Concrete Research 25 (2) : 408-416. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||The statistical size effect in cementitious beams is examined using the assumption that the critical threshold stress to cause a strain-softened fracture process zone to be initiated follows the Weibull distribution. The fictitious crack line model and the K-superposition theory, in combination with the statistical strain-softening relationship, are used to determine the strength of plain and notched beams. For notched beams the statistical effect on the strength is only important for small beams, but causes a large variation in all sizes of plain beams. © 1995 Elsevier Science Ltd All rights reserved.|
|Source Title:||Cement and Concrete Research|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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