Central European Journal of Engineering

, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 523–531 | Cite as

Impact damage assessment by using peridynamic theory

  • Erkan Oterkus
  • Ibrahim Guven
  • Erdogan Madenci
Research Article


This study presents an application of peridynamic theory for predicting residual strength of impact damaged building components by considering a reinforced panel subjected to multiple load paths. The validity of the approach is established first by simulating a controlled experiment resulting in mixed-mode fracture of concrete. The agreement between the PD prediction and the experimentally observed behavior is remarkable especially considering the simple material model used for the concrete. Subsequently, the PD simulation concerns damage assessment and residual strength of a reinforced panel under compression after impact due to a rigid penetrator.


Impact Damage Residual strength Peridynamics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erkan Oterkus
    • 1
  • Ibrahim Guven
    • 2
  • Erdogan Madenci
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Naval Architecture & Marine EngineeringUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUK
  2. 2.Department of Aerospace and Mechanical EngineeringThe University of ArizonaTucsonUK

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