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Title: Inelastic Constitutive Relations for Concrete
Author(s): L. Nobile
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 147-156
Keywords: compression; concretes; damage; energy methods; fracture properties; mechanical properties; microcracking; models; stress-strain relationships; Structural Research
Abstract:Focuses on the formulation of a self-consistent model for a compressed concrete containing randomly distributed flat microcracks. A general formulation of the constitutive law for such material is obtained, finding the overall mechanical response to be strongly nonlinear in the region near the maximum in the stress-strain curve.
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