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Title: A New 3D Empirical Plastic and Damage Model for Simulating the Failure of Concrete Structure

Author(s): Yan-tao Jiao, Bo Wang and Zhen-zhong Shen

Publication: IJCSM

Volume: 13


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Keywords: concrete, plastic–damage model, anisotropic damage, multi-axial damage influence factor, tensile damage, compressive damage

DOI: 10.1186/s40069-019-0362-z

Date: 11/30/2019

A new plastic–damage constitutive model based on the combination of damage mechanics and classical plastictheory was developed to simulate the failure of concrete. In order to explain different material behaviors of concreteunder tensile and compressive loadings, the plastic yield criterion, the different kinematic hardening rule for tensionand compressive and the isotropic flow rule were established in the effective stress space. Meanwhile, two differentempirical damage evolution equations were adopted: one for compression and the other for tension. A multi-axialdamage influence factor was also introduced to fully describe the anisotropic damage of concrete. Finally, the modelresponse was compared with a wide range of experiment results. The results showed that the model could welldescribe the nonlinear behavior of concrete in a complex stress state.