Softening Models for Concrete: Stability and Uniqueness
A microstructurally-based, numerically oriented, fracture-induced softening model for concrete is presented. Rate-dependent evolution equations for microcrack nucleation, growth, and coalescence...

Strain-Based Damage Deactivation in Concrete
Motivated by the 'mode I' microcrack opening and closing mechanism, a procedure for the deactivation of the damage is developed. Strain based projection operators are used to negate the...

Nonlinear Analysis of Strain-Softening Damage under Monotonic and Cyclic Loading
The paper reviews the modeling of damage by the microplane model and presents extensions required for cyclic loading. The general microplane constitutive model is implemented in a three-dimensional...

Mechanics of Growing Deformable Solids: A Review
An attempt is undertaken to summarize the contemporary knowledge in mechanics of deformable solids of accruing mass. A general mathematical model of an abstract growing deformable solid...

Estimating Damage and its Influence on Fracture Toughness
To estimate damage in a quantitative manner, a technique used whereby six values of linear strain are measured on a material element as a function of hydrostatic pressure. The high precision...

Nonlinear Geometric and Material Considerations in Shell Structures
A geometrically and materially nonlinear static shell theory allowing large displacements, rotations, and strains with parabolic shear is developed. The theory is cast into a total Lagrangian...

A Shear Locking Free Three-Node Triangular Plate Bending Element for Moderately-Thick and Thin Symmetrically Cross-Ply Laminated Plates
A shear locking free three-node triangular plate bending element based on Reissner/Mindlin theory for symmetric general cross-ply laminated plates is developed. The element has total nine...

Evolution of Damage in Brazilian Test Using Holographic Interferometry
A common method for estimating the tensile strength of concrete is the Brazilian Test. The test is carried out by loading a cylinder on its side in diametral compression. Accodring to...

Wave Propagation in a Nonlocal Strain-Softening Continuum
The problem of wave propagation in a nonlocal strain softening solid is first discussed analytically. It is demonstrated that 'loading' waves can still propagate in the strain softening...

On the Role of Dispersive Waves in Strain-Softening Media
Wave propagation in strain-softening continua is investigated numerically and analytically. It is argued that localisation which typically acts as a precursor of failure, can only be described...

An Evaluation Study of Modified Mohr-Coulomb and Cap Models
Two failure criteria, namely Mohr-Coulomb and cap models, are considered in this paper with some modifications. Mohr-Coulomb theory is applied to concrete after stress and strain cut-offs...

Micromechanics Based Design for Pseudo Strain-Hardening in Cementitious Composites
Micromechanical model constructed on the basis of fracture mechanics and fiber bridging provides a means of selection of fiber, matrix and interface property combinations for which short...

Computational Gradient Plasticity
The inclusion of higher-order deformation gradients is of paramount importance for properly describing strain localization within the framework of continuum mechanics. In this contribution...

Stochastic Mixed Finite Difference Method
Some aspects of numerical solutions of stochastic mechanics problems are considered. The Finite Difference method for discretization of stochastic continuous media problems is discussed....

Mechanical Properties of High Performance Concretes
This paper presents some of the initial results of a 4-year research project on mechanical properties of high performance concretes with particular reference to highway applications. High...

Erosion of Steep River Banks and Time Evolution Towards Equilibrium Channel Shape
A numerical analysis of the time evolution of straight river channels is presented. The bed and bank, material is taken to be coarse, non-cohesive and uniform in size. As a result of the...

Stochastic Finite and Boundary Elements
The random coefficients in partial differential equations, which govern the responses of stochastic thermo-mechanical systems, (Dasgupta, 1991), pose a computational challenge. The large...

Finite/Macroelement Meshes in Neural Rat Growth
The well known attributes of neural rat growth during 7 to 14 days postnatally are used to demonstrate the decrease in calculated growth discontinuities with macro, as opposed to finite,...

Modeling Bond Stress-Slip of Reinforcing Bars Embedded in SIFCON
A brief description is given of the mechanisms associated with the bond shear stress versus slip response of deformed reinforcing bars embedded in slurry infiltrated fiber concrete (SIFCON)....

Low-Cost Computer Techniques for Steel Truss Bridge Rehabilitation and Ratings

 

 

 

 

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