Modelling the quasi-static behaviour of bituminous material using a cohesive zone model

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dc.contributor.author Tabakovic, Amir
dc.contributor.author Karac, Aleksandar
dc.contributor.author Ivankovic, Alojz
dc.contributor.author Gibney, Amanda
dc.contributor.author McNally, Ciaran
dc.contributor.author Gilchrist, M. D.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-28T13:38:14Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-28T13:38:14Z
dc.date.copyright 2010 Elsevier Ltd. en
dc.date.issued 2010-09
dc.identifier.citation Engineering Fracture Mechanics en
dc.identifier.issn 0013-7944
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3190
dc.description.abstract This paper investigates the applicability of a cohesive zone model for simulating the performance of bituminous material subjected to quasistatic loading. The Dugdale traction law was implemented within a finite volume code in order to simulate the binder course mortar material response when subjected to indirect tensile loading. A uniaxial tensile test and a threepoint bend test were employed to determine initial stress-strain curves at different test rates and the cohesive zone parameters (specifically, fracture energy and cohesive strength). Numerical results agree well with the experimental data up to the peak load and onset of fracture, demonstrating the value of the cohesive zone modelling technique in successfully predicting fracture initiation and maximum material strength. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.relation.requires Architecture, Landscape & Civil Engineering Research Collection en
dc.relation.requires Electrical, Electronic & Mechanical Engineering Research Collection en
dc.rights This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Engineering Fracture Mechanics. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 77 (13): 2403-2418 DOI: 10.1016/j.engfracmech.2010.06.023 en
dc.subject Binder course mortar en
dc.subject Finite volume method en
dc.subject Indirect tensile loading en
dc.subject Three-point bend test en
dc.subject.lcsh Mortar--Testing en
dc.subject.lcsh Finite volume method en
dc.subject.lcsh Bituminous materials--Testing en
dc.subject.lcsh Materials--Dynamic testing en
dc.title Modelling the quasi-static behaviour of bituminous material using a cohesive zone model en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions Publisher's version en
dc.internal.webversions http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engfracmech.2010.06.023 en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 77 en
dc.identifier.issue 13 en
dc.identifier.startpage 2403 en
dc.identifier.endpage 2418 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.engfracmech.2010.06.023
dc.neeo.contributor Tabakovic|Amir|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Karac|Aleksandar|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Ivankovic|Alojz|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Gibney|Amanda|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor McNally|Ciaran|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Gilchrist|M. D.|aut| en
dc.description.othersponsorship Enterprise Ireland en
dc.description.admin ke,SB-08/09/2011 en


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