Constitutive models

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by Wai-Fah Chen, Purdue Univ, West Lafayette, United States,
Eiki Yamaguchi, Purdue Univ, West Lafayette, United States,
Michael D. Kotsovos, Purdue Univ, West Lafayette, United States,
Austin D. Pan, Purdue Univ, West Lafayette, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Finite Element Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Structures II

Abstract: The constitutive models used in the finite element analysis of reinforced concrete structures are presented from a number of different perspectives. The first part of this chapter presents fundamental experimental observations. This is followed by the descriptions of elasticity-based and plasticity-based models, together with discussions of strain-softening and its modeling. The fracture processes in concrete and the application of the recent finite block theory are then introduced. Finally, a state-of-the-art review of the recent developments in concrete plasticity from both its macro and micro approaches is presented.

Subject Headings: Finite element method | Reinforced concrete | Plasticity | Constitutive relations | Structure reinforcement | Strain hardening and softening | Cracking | Concrete blocks |

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