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Computers and Concrete
  Volume 20, Number 1, July 2017, pages 057-63
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/cac.2017.20.1.057
 


Experimental and numerical study of shear crack propagation in concrete specimens
Hadi Haeri, Vahab Sarfarazi and Alireza Bagher Shemirani

 
Abstract
    A coupled experimental-numerical study on shear fracture in concrete specimens with different geometries is carried out. The crack initiation, propagation and final breakage of concrete specimens are experimentally studied under compression loading. The load-strain and the strength of the specimens are experimentally measured, indicating decreasing effects of the shear behavior on the failure load of the specimen. The effects of specimen geometries on the shear fracturing path in the concrete specimens are also investigate. Numerical models using an indirect boundary element method are made to evaluate the crack propagation paths of concrete specimens. These numerical results are compared with the performed experiments and are validated experimentally.
 
Key Words
    shear behavior; concrete specimens; crack propagation; load-strain analysis
 
Address
Hadi Haeri: Young Researchers and Elite Club, Bafgh Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bafgh, Iran
Vahab Sarfarazi: Department of Mining Engineering, Hamedan University of Technology, Hamedan, Iran
Alireza Bagher Shemirani:
1) Department of Civil Engineering, SADRA Institute of Higher Education, Tehran, Iran
2) Department of Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
 

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