In today’s market, it is imperative to be knowledgeable and have an edge over the competition. ACI members have it…they are engaged, informed, and stay up to date by taking advantage of benefits that ACI membership provides them.
Read more about membership
Become an ACI Member
Founded in 1904 and headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA, the American Concrete Institute is a leading authority and resource worldwide for the development, dissemination, and adoption of its consensus-based standards, technical resources, educational programs, and proven expertise for individuals and organizations involved in concrete design, construction, and materials, who share a commitment to pursuing the best use of concrete.
American Concrete Institute
38800 Country Club Dr.
Farmington Hills, MI
Chat with Us Online Now
Feedback via Email
Home > Publications > International Concrete Abstracts Portal
The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: A DAMAGE MODEL IN ORDER TO SIMULATE THE EVOLUTION TO COLLAPSE OF CONCRETE ELEMENTS.
Author(s): Hilarión Méndez Martínez y Gelacio Juárez Luna.
Appears on pages(s): 19-33
Keywords: Collapse, damage model, damage surface, constitutive behavior, material degradation, softening.
Abstract:In this paper a damage model, with different damage surface in tension and compression, is formulated, implemented and validated to study elements of plain and reinforced concrete under actions which induce their collapse. For modelling reinforced concrete elements, the constitutive behaviour of concrete considers the softening deformation with a damage surface, whereas the hardening of the reinforcing steel is represented by a plasticity surface of Von Mises. Perfect bond between both materials was considered. The developed model does not exhibit the problem of stress locking as the smeared cracking model does; this guaranties an adequate energy release as the material fails. Numerical examples are presented showing the validity of the developed damage model for studying the behaviour of these elements up to their collapse.
Mexican Institute of cement and concrete, International Partner Access.
View Resource »