The authors wish to thank Prof Hitoshi Kuwamura for the discussion. The answer to his questions are as follows: 1) Our proposed criterion is adequate, because Prof. Kuwamura 's criticism seems exclusive based on his understanding of basic fracture criteria from the sight of mechanics. 2) The elastic modulus for FE analysis is adequate, because it was based on AIJ standard. 3) Our proposed equation for bearing deformation is adequate from the sight of our aim, because Prof. Kuwamura's discussion is not taken into account in our aim of investigation. 4) The test specimens were adequate from the sight of our aim, because Prof Kuwamura's discussion is not taken into account in our aim of investigation.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of Structural and Construction Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2011|
- Block shear strength
- Fracture criteria
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Building and Construction