The Comparison of Fractal Dimensions of Cracks on Reinforced Concrete Beam
In the paper, fractal geometry is used to study the crack evolving process of reinforce concrete beams. The fractal dimensions on surface of the reinforced concrete beam and the mechanical properties of the beam have the linear relationships perfectly. In order to compare the accuracy of the fractal dimensions, box counting method and the digital image box method in practical engineering are used to calculate the fractal dimension separately. The advantages and the disadvantages of these methods are analyzed. And the calculating conditions of these two methods are obtained. The research result gives a better way for determining the fractal dimension of the cracks on the reinforced concrete beam.
Yungang Li, Pengcheng Wang, Liqun Ai, Xiaoming Sang and Jinglong Bu
H. Q. Sun and J. Ding, "The Comparison of Fractal Dimensions of Cracks on Reinforced Concrete Beam", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 291-294, pp. 1126-1130, 2011