Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica

, Volume 21, Issue 3, pp 232–240 | Cite as

Micromechanical Damage Model for Rocks and Concretes Subjected to Coupled Tensile and Shear Stresses

  • Zhongjun Ren
  • Xianghe Peng
  • Chunhe Yang


Based on the analysis of the deformation in an infinite isotropic elastic matrix with an embedded elliptic crack under far field coupled tensile and shear stresses, the energy release rate and a mixed fracture criterion are obtained using an energy balance approach. The additional compliance tensor induced by a single opening elliptic microcrack in a representative volume element is derived, and the effect of microcracks with random orientations is analyzed with the Taylor’s scheme by introducing an appropriate probability density function. A micromechanical damage model for rocks and concretes is obtained and is verified with experimental results.

Key Words

elliptic microcrack energy release rate Taylor’s scheme micromechanical damage model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhongjun Ren
    • 1
  • Xianghe Peng
    • 1
  • Chunhe Yang
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Engineering MechanicsChongqing UniversityChongqingChina
  2. 2.Institute of Rock and Soil MechanicsChinese Academy of SciencesWuhanChina

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