The SPH/MLSPH Method for the Simulation of High Velocity Concrete Fragmentation

  • Timon Rabczuk
  • Josef Eibl
  • Lothar Stempniewski
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering book series (LNCSE, volume 26)


The topic of this paper is the application of the SPH/MLSPH-method to high velocity concrete fragmentation. After a short review of the SPH/MLSPH method, a beam under static concentric loading and linear elastic material behavior is considered to show the advantage of MLSPH in opposite to SPH. A constitutive law for concrete taking into account the dynamic strength increase under high velocity loading is briefly proposed. Finally, the application of the SPH/MLSPH-Code in conjunction with this constitutive law for concrete onto two concrete slabs under contact detonation is discussed. The SPH and MLSPH-results obtained with different particle number and smoothing lengths are compared with the experimental results.


Particle Number Concrete Slab Smooth Particle Hydrodynamic Wave Propagation Problem Plane Wave Generator 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Timon Rabczuk
    • 1
  • Josef Eibl
    • 1
  • Lothar Stempniewski
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Concrete Structures and Building MaterialsUniversity of KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany

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