Strength theory of rock and concrete: History, present situation and development

Maohong Yu, Jian Zhao, Lingwei Guan

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This paper presents a summary of the research and development of strength theories of rock and concrete (especially in the last two decades in China), offers a prospect for 21st century and gives the method of choosing a reasonable failure criterion for the applications in researches and engineering.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)400-402
Number of pages3
JournalProgress in Natural Science: Materials International
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Concrete
  • Rock
  • Single shear
  • Strength theory
  • Twin shear
  • Unified strength theory

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