Perplexing Issues in Concrete Softening

by John C. Mould, Weidlinger Associates, Los Altos, United States,
Howard S. Levine, Weidlinger Associates, Los Altos, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Mechanics Computing in 1990's and Beyond

Abstract: We explore some of the proposed techniques for modeling 'softening' via the constitutive model. We seek a framework which is both theoretically sound and physically reasonable. Perplexing difficulties are discussed.

Subject Headings: Concrete | Constitutive relations | Frames | Plasticity

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