On a damage-plasticity approach to model concrete failure

Grassl, P. (2009) On a damage-plasticity approach to model concrete failure. Proceedings of the ICE: Engineering and Computational Mechanics, 162(4), pp. 221-231. (doi:10.1680/eacm.2009.162.4.221)

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Abstract

A damage–plasticity constitutive model for the description of fracture in plain concrete is presented. Two approaches – the local model comprising the adjustment of the softening modulus and the non-local model based on spatial averaging of history variables – are applied to the analysis of a concrete bar subjected to uniaxial tension and to a three-point bending test. The influence of mesh size and the decomposition into damage and plasticity components are discussed. It is shown that for the two examples studied, both approaches give mesh-independent results. However, the non-local model, which relies on spatial averaging of history variables, exhibits sensitivity with respect to boundary conditions which requires further studies.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Grassl, Dr Peter
Authors: Grassl, P.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Infrastructure and Environment
Journal Name:Proceedings of the ICE: Engineering and Computational Mechanics
ISSN:1755-0777
ISSN (Online):1755-0785

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