Damage Mechanics Modeling of the Cyclic Behavior of Plain Concrete

by S. Yazdani, North Dakota State Univ, Fargo, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering Mechanics


The sudden stiffening behavior of concrete under cyclic loading is discussed and the available experimental investigations to delocalize damage is reviewed. A discussion on the applicability of continuum damage mechanics to model damage activation-deactivation is provided and a method to develop a model which preserves the symmetry of the material compliance tensor is suggested.

Subject Headings: Damage (material) | Material properties | Cyclic strength | Concrete | Mathematics | Cyclic loads | Continuum mechanics | Symmetry

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