Discrete Crack Modelling for Dynamically Loaded, Unreinforced Concrete Structures by Skrikerud, Petter & Bachmann, Hugo

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The dynamic response of Unreinforced Concrete Structures book concrete structures is studied taking account of initiation, extension, closing and reopening of so‐called discrete cracks.

The computational procedure is based on the finite‐element method and is at present restricted to two‐dimensional by: Discrete and smeared crack models for concrete fracture are discussed in a historical perspective.

It is argued that these two computational approaches, originally conceived as very different, can be brought together by exploiting the partition‐of‐unity property of finite element shape by:   The discrete crack model is used in combination with a fracture process zone to simulate the cohesive behaviour of the cracks in concrete.

The behaviour of the micro-pores is described by a compression modulus, which depends on hydrostatic strain (Hugoniot curve).Cited by: The earliest applications of the finite element method to concrete structures included crack modeling [1–3].

Such modeling, then and now, can be completely characterized by two essential elements. These are the manner of inclusion of a crack in the finite element mesh, and the criterion for crack instability and direction of by:   The level set method (LSM) is a numerical scheme developed by Osher and aims at modeling the motion of interfaces, and was recently adopted to model 2D and 3D cracks and their propagations.

The LSM uses signed distance functions to describe cracks; for the characterization of one crack one need two signed distance functions, i.e.

one defines the crack surface and another Cited by: 2. Concrete modeling Modeling of cracked concrete The FE analysis of RC structures needs an appropriate approach for modeling cracked concrete, e.g. smeared crack [5] and discrete crack approaches [6].

Smeared crack based models tend to be more popular than the discrete crack models due to their improved ability to account for multi-axial. The modeling scheme considered here combines the smeared and discrete crack approaches to capture the different failure modes of infilled frames, including the mixed-mode fracture of mortar joints.

Several test cases are studied proving the capability of the approach to model the cracks propagation of loaded concrete structures. Specific concrete problems such as scale effect, 3D effect or.

due to the formation of discrete structural cracks. To be able to predict the effects of structural cracks on permeability, it is necessary to understand the causes and mechanisms of discrete crack formation in reinforced concrete structures.

The objective of this report is to provide an overview of the design principles and the behavior. Highly dynamic loading results in a high strain rate (up to sec−1) and in high pressures.

The aim of this work is to develop a simulation model for the failure of highly dynamic loaded concrete. A combination of a discrete crack model implemented with the element-free Galerkin method and a cohesive crack model is used.

About this book The book presents the underlying theories of the different approaches for modeling cracking of concrete and provides a critical survey of the state-of-the-art in computational concrete mechanics.

concrete structures [] and masonry structures [23, 24] under static and dynamic load. This paper presents a numerical model for Unreinforced Concrete Structures book masonry structures under seismic load based on a combination of the finite discrete element models for reinforced concrete and masonry.

NUMERICAL MODEL OF CONFINED MASONRY STRUCTURE. ABAQUS/Explicit provides a cracking constitutive model (“Cracking model for concrete,” Section of the ABAQUS Analysis User's Manual) suitable for brittle materials such as concrete. The model is intended for unreinforced as well as reinforced concrete structures, and this manual includes examples of both types of applications.

Crack model 36 Smeared crack approach 37 Discrete crack approach 37 Validation 37 6 RESULTS AND DISCUSSION 39 Crack width profile 39 Crack pattern and effective crack width 45 Numerical analyses 47 7 CONCLUSIONS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER RESEARCH 54 General conclusions 1 THESIS SUMMARY Finite element modelling of cracking in concrete gravity dams by Q.

CAI Supervisor: Professor B.W.J. van Rensburg Co-Supervisor: Dr. J.M. Robberts Department: Civil Engineering University: University of Pretoria Degree: Philosophiae Doctor (Engineering) Evaluating the safety of unreinforced concrete structures, such as concrete dams, requires an.

Crack Models for Concrete, Discrete or Smeared. Fixed, Multi-Directional or Rotating. Author. Rots, J.G. Blaauwendraad, J. Faculty. Civil Engineering and Geosciences. Date. Abstract.

Numerical tools to simulate cracking in concrete and similar materials are developed. Masonry structures, although classically suitable to withstand gravitational loads, are sensibly vulnerable if subjected to extraordinary actions such as earthquakes, exhibiting cracks even for events of moderate intensity compared to other structural typologies like as reinforced concrete or steel buildings.

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CONCRETE-STEEL BOND MODEL Introduction The utility of reinforced concrete as a structural material is derived from the combi-nation of concrete that is strong and relatively durable in compression with reinforcing steel that is strong and ductile in tension. Maintaining composite action requires transfer of load between the concrete and steel.

Crack widths. Crack widths typically are estimated using a crack comparator card. Measuring crack widths helps to classify the severity of cracks and evaluate the effectiveness of the aggregate interlock across the crack for vertical slab alignment and load transfer.

Also, many repair options are somewhat dependent on crack widths. International Database and Gallery of Structures. Google Bot Logout. Structures. Search; Bridges and Viaducts; Buildings; Discrete crack modelling for dynamically loaded, unreinforced concrete structures.

In: Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, v. 14, n. Over the last twenty years we have witnessed a revolution in ground stabilization in both underground and above-ground applications, thanks largely to the widespread adoption of shotcrete as a medium for support.

Shotcrete technology continues to evolve and improve as its utilization increases. From relatively obscure and sporadic beginnings, it ha.

3-D numerical model of the building is created which includes all the load bearing structures, appropriate material constitutive laws and boundary conditions. Finite element based, discrete element based, combined finite/discrete element based or applied element-based modelling tools can be used.

A constitutive model has been developed to simulate the fracture behavior of quasi-brittle materials, such as concrete and masonry, under cyclic load reversals using a discrete crack approach. Enhancement of multifiber beam elements in the case of reinforced concrete structures for taking into account the lateral confinement of concrete due to stirrup N.

Khoder, S. Grange & Y. Sieffert. Analysis of reinforced concrete structures. Modelling of the proof load test on viaduct De Beek E.O.L. Lantsoght, A. de Boer, C. van der Veen & D.A. Discrete element modeling of masonry structures: Validation and application Bora Pulatsu 1, Eduardo M.

Bretas*2a and Paulo B. Lourenço3b 1Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering, University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal 2Department of Infrastructure, Materials and Structures, Northern Research Institute, Narvik, Norway.

Smith, J, Jin, C, Pelessone, D & Cusatis, GDynamics simulations of concrete and concrete structures through the lattice discrete particle model.

in N Ingraffea & M Libby (eds), Structures Congress - Proceedings of the Structures Congress. This building with concrete floors belongs to the unconfined masonry, and is less than 60 years old. For the 7th degree of seismic intensity (corresponding to the Sarajevo region where the building is located), a moderate to heavy damage (grades 3 to 4) can be expected [2].

Modelling of masonry structures. In this paper, LDPM is used to investigate the time-dependent behavior of concrete for high strain rates with the main objective of (1) assessing the role of apparent and intrinsic rate effect mechanisms on the macroscopic concrete response; and (2) demonstrating LDPM predictive capabilities under dynamic loading conditions.

Focusing on damage models, discrete or smeared crack approaches may be adopted by extending existing models originally introduced for modeling concrete material. The continuous total strain crack model (TSCM) is a proper tool for modeling strengthened masonry structures [41–43] and homogenous isotropic materials as rammed earth masonry [44, 45].

Thus, there is increasing focus on the need for modeling the ingress of chloride into cracked concrete. Present models quantify chloride ingress in static cracks only, although several structural applications display dynamic loading conditions in an environment containing chlorides, e.g.

marine structures and car. 2 Steel fibre reinforced concrete SFRC is a concrete mix that contains discontinuous, discrete steel fibers that are randomly dispersed and uniformly distributed.

The quality and quantity of steel fibers influence the mechanical properties of concrete(7). A plasticiser or super plasticiser is often used to enhance mix workability.

Discrete Crack Representation with Spring Elements Reinforced concrete structures pose unique modeling problems due to the number, type, and interaction of effects that contribute to single crack in a large unreinforced concrete structure, such as a gravity dam, may have disasterous consequences.

A microscopic analysis. Numerical simulation of the failure process of unreinforced masonry walls due to concentrated static and dynamic loading S.Y. Wanga,⇑, S.W.

Sloana, A.J. Abboa, M.J. Masiab, C.A. Tangc a Centre for Geotechnical and Materials Modelling, Civil, Surveying and Environmental Engineering, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSWAustralia bCentre for Infrastructure Performance and.

2 DEM/FEM REINFORCED CONCRETE MODELLING Discrete element model for plain concrete The DEM for plain concrete is an extended version of the model for granular materials enriched by cohesive interactions [2]–[4]. The DE mesh is an assembly of rigid non-overlapping spherical elements. Note that the DE elements do not represent the constituents.

cracks in. reinforced concrete are the subject of this paper. Attention is focused on the influence of the crack concept. A comparison has been made between the standard crack model, the crack model with the fracture energy as a separate parameter, the rate-dependent crack model and the gradient crack model.

discrete and distributed cracks were provided in addition to general time of formation (early, during service, and severe loading events) for the various types of cracks. Modeling approaches documented in the literature for describing transport through discrete and distributed cracks were also summarized.

civil engineering structures in unreinforced, reinforced and pre-stressed UHPC containing discrete fibers (UHPFRC). This standard provides the rules and models for compression, tension and shear analysis and design. The standard provides reliability management, limit states design and.

Get this from a library. Computational modeling of masonry structures using the discrete element method. [Vasilis Sarhosis; Katalin Bagi; José V Lemos; Gabriele Milani, (College teacher of Masonry);] -- "This book explores the latest digital solutions for the analysis and modeling of brick, stone, concrete, granite, limestone, and glass block structures, focusing on critical research on.

masonry walls under static loading. The studies are early steps in the development of a method that will be applicable to two-way out-of-plane failure of walls under dynamic loading.

The approach is based on a discrete-crack approach, where mortar beds are modelled using contact-interface. Extreme events (i.e. terrorist attacks, vehicle impacts, explosions, etc.) often cause local damage to building structures and pose a serious threat when one or more vertical load-bearing components fail, leading to the progressive collapse of the entire structure or a large part of it.Numerical Modeling of Historic Masonry Structures: /ch The majority of historical and heritage structures around the world consist of unreinforced masonry walls.


The discrete crack approach, used extensively for analyzing single cracks, is extended here for the numerical analysis of multiple cracks, based on the fictitious crack model and the crack-tip-controlled numerical algorithm.

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