Scaling of Structural Strength

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9781903996089: Scaling of Structural Strength

This book is concerned with a leading-edge topic of great interest and importance, exemplifying the relationship between experimental research, material modeling, structural analysis and design. It focuses on the effect of structure size on structural strength and failure behaviour.
Bazant's theory has recently found wide application to all quasibrittle materials, including rocks, ice, modern fiber composites and tough ceramics The topic of energetic scaling, considered controversial until recently, is finally getting the attention it deserves, mainly as a result of Bazant's pioneering work. In this new edition an extra section and new appendices covering the most recent developments in the subject are included.

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Zdenìk P. Bazant has held the WP Murphy Chair of Civil Engineering and Materials Science at Northwestern University, USA, since 1990 and has been McCormick School Professor since 2002. He also served as Director of the Center for Concrete and Geomaterials from 1981 to 1987. He has been inducted to both the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and of Engineering and has received five honorary doctorates.

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'Consolidates most of Bazant's pioneering research work in energetic strength scaling in an accessible format... a fascinating read and I highly recommend it to any practitioners of this subject.'
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