Statistical Aspects of Quasi-Brittle Size Effect and Lifetime, with Consequences for Safety and Durability of Large Structures

Zdeněk P. Bažant, Jia Liang Le, Qiang Yu

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDamage Mechanics of Cementitious Materials and Structures
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9781848213401
StatePublished - Mar 6 2013


  • Atomistic fracture mechanics
  • Fracture process zone (FPZ)
  • Linear elastic fracture mechanics (LEFM)
  • Log normal and Weibull distribution
  • Mean structural strength
  • Quasi-brittle size effect
  • Representative volume elements (RVEs)
  • Shear strength and shear design
  • Structural lifetime

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