Michal Vyhlídal

Analysis of the stress concentrator at the aggregate/matrix and steel-matrix interface

Školitel: Zbyněk Keršner

Instituce: Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering

Obor: Structures and Traffic Constructions

 

O mém projektu

Fracture process zone is an important part of advanced material models of concrete and its clarification with the help of knowledge of properties of the Interfacial Transition Zone (ITZ) will significantly improve these models. A practical output of the project will be the optimization of existing advanced material models, which will lead to more effective and more reliable design of concrete structures, to cost savings and to improvement the safety of concrete structures. Another part of the work will focus on the reduction/ elimination of the “zone of weakness” (ITZ), which plays critical role especially in the case of High Performance and High Strength Concrete, in which the zones of weakness are unacceptable.