Three-dimensional fractal analysis of microstructural morphologies in concrete

@inproceedings{Carpinteri1998ThreedimensionalFA,
  title={Three-dimensional fractal analysis of microstructural morphologies in concrete},
  author={Alberto Carpinteri and Bernardino Chiaia and S C Luc{\'i}a Invernizzi},
  year={1998}
}
The fracture process in concrete cannot be properly understood in an Euclidean framework, due to its complex morphology at the micro- and meso-level. The inherent flaws interact through a multi-scale process, leading to self-a ne fracture surfaces. Furthermore, the network of microcracks possesses non-Euclidean geometrical properties. A new experimental equipment has been developed, which allows the entire fracture surface, or any plane cross section, to be digitised and analysed. This… CONTINUE READING

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