## Fracture Mechanics of Concrete Structures: Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures, Vail, Colorado, USA, 12-16 April 2004, Volume 1 |

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### Contents

Crack Formation and Life Cycle Performance | 3 |

Reality Behind Fictitious Cracks? | 11 |

by J G M van Mier | 30 |

Copyright | |

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aggregate analysis applied approach assumed Bažant beam behavior boundary calculated cement paste cohesive composite compression computational concrete Concrete Structures considered constant constitutive continuum corresponding crack curve damage debonding defined deformation depends described determined developed direction discontinuity displacement distribution effect elastic Engineering Equation et al experimental experiments failure fiber field Figure finite element force formulation fracture energy Fracture Mechanics function geometry given increase initial interface internal Journal length linear loading material matrix maximum means measured mesh method mortar normal notch numerical observed obtained opening parameters performance phase plastic plate predictions presented problem propagation properties proposed ratio reinforced relationship represents respectively response scale shear shown shows shrinkage similar simulation softening specimen stiffness strain strength stress structural surface tensile tensile strength tension volume zone