American Journal of Applied Sciences

Mesoscopic Damage Based Model for Plane Concrete under Static and Dynamic Loadings

M. Labibzadeh and S. A. Sadrnejad

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2006.2011.2019

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 3, Issue 9

Pages 2011-2019


The constitutive equations for the mechanical behavior of concrete capable of seeing damage effects or crack growth procedure under loading/unloading/reloading was developed upon microplane framework. The proposed damage formulation has been built on the basis of five fundamental types of stress/strain combinations, which essentially may occur on any of microplanes. Model verification under different loading/unloading/reloading stress/strain paths has been examined. The proposed model is capable of presenting pre-failure history of stress/strain progress on different predefined sampling planes through material. Many of mechanical behavior aspects happen during plasticity such as induced anisotropy, rotation of principal stress/strain axes, localization of stress/strain and even failure mechanism are predicted upon a simple rational way and can be presented.


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