Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica

, Volume 24, Issue 5, pp 411–428 | Cite as

The Use of Visco-Elastoplastic Damage Constitutive Model to Simulate Nonlinear Behavior of Concrete

  • Jun Liu
  • Gao Lin
  • Bing Fu
  • Hong Zhong


A visco-elastoplastic damage constitutive model is proposed for simulating nonlinear behavior of concrete. Based on traditional plastic theory, the irreversible deformation is simulated in effective stress space. In order to reflect different stiffness degradation mechanism of concrete under tensile and compressive loading conditions, both tensile and compressive damage variables are introduced, and then on the basis of energy release rate, the model is firmly derived within the concept of irreversible thermodynamics. The rate-dependent model is considered by introducing viscous regularization into the inelastic strain and damage variable, and combined with an additional elastic condition. Fully implicit backward-Euler algorithm is used to perform constitutive integration. Results of numerical examples using the proposed model agree well with test results for specimens under uniaxial tension and compression, biaxial loading and triaxial loading. Failure processes of single-edge-notched (SEN) beam and double-edge-notched (DEN) specimen are also simulated to further validate the proposed model.

Key words

damage rate-dependent plasticity thermodynamics energy release rate nonlinear behavior concrete 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Coastal and Offshore EngineeringDalian University of TechnologyDalianChina
  2. 2.Department of Civil and Structural EngineeringThe Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong KongChina

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