•A detailed analysis of the influence of the homogeneity degree on the crack propagation behavior.•Graphical presentation of the crack propagation path and stress distribution.•Obtaining the distance between the crack initiation point and the midspan.•Verifying the deflection of the three-point bending beam by laboratory test and numerical calculations.•Analysis of the influence of the tensile strength on the crack propagation path.
Construction and Building Materials – Elsevier
Published: Jan 30, 2018
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