Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering

Continuous and Discontinuous Modelling of Fracture in Concrete Using FEM

Authors: Tejchman, Jacek, Bobiński, Jerzy

  • Analyzes a quasi-static fracture process in concrete and reinforced concrete
  • Presents a continuous and discontinuous finite elements modelling approach
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The book analyzes a quasi-static fracture process in concrete and reinforced concrete by means of constitutive models formulated within continuum mechanics. A continuous and discontinuous modelling approach was used. Using a continuous approach, numerical analyses were performed using a finite element method and four different enhanced continuum models: isotropic elasto-plastic, isotropic damage and anisotropic smeared crack one. The models were equipped with a characteristic length of micro-structure by means of a non-local and a second-gradient theory. So they could properly describe the formation of localized zones with a certain thickness and spacing and a related deterministic size effect. Using a discontinuous FE approach, numerical results of cracks using a cohesive crack model and XFEM were presented which were also properly regularized. Finite element analyses were performed with concrete elements under monotonic uniaxial compression, uniaxial tension, bending and shear-extension. Concrete beams under cyclic loading were also simulated using a coupled elasto-plastic-damage approach. Numerical simulations were performed at macro- and meso-level of concrete. A stochastic and deterministic size effect was carefully investigated. In the case of reinforced concrete specimens, FE calculations were carried out with bars, slender and short beams, columns, corbels and tanks. Tensile and shear failure mechanisms were studied. Numerical results were compared with results from corresponding own and known in the scientific literature laboratory and full-scale tests.

 

 

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“This book analyzes quasi-static and static processes in concretes and reinforced concretes by means of constitutive models formulated within continuum mechanics. The authors use continuous and discontinuous approaches. … be of interest to students and researchers in fracture mechanics, applied mathematics, solid mechanics and mechanical engineering.” (Răzvan Răducanu, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1252, 2012)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Tejchman, Jacek (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Concrete and Reinforced Concrete Behaviour

    Tejchman, Jacek (et al.)

    Pages 5-47

  • Continuous Approach to Concrete

    Tejchman, Jacek (et al.)

    Pages 49-93

  • Discontinuous Approach to Concrete

    Tejchman, Jacek (et al.)

    Pages 95-107

  • Continuous and Discontinuous Modelling of Fracture in Plain Concrete under Monotonic Loading

    Tejchman, Jacek (et al.)

    Pages 109-162

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Continuous and Discontinuous Modelling of Fracture in Concrete Using FEM
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-28463-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-28463-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-28462-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43363-4
Series ISSN
1866-8755
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 418
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