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Prediction of the Behavior of Concrete by Means of a Rheological Law

  • J. C. Robinet
  • H. Di Benedetto


The description of concrete behavior with an incremental rheological law is relatively recent ; in fact the first attempt of modelisation, using the hypo-elastic laws, dates back to ten years ago. These models have been completed, taking into consideration the viscous part which is necessary to the description of the creep and relaxation phenoma. These very simple models define the laws not taking into account the direction of the incremental stress vector. The experimental verifications, showing the “directional dependence” of the response, have lead the authors to propose a new model for the description of concrete behavior. This paper proposes a non-linear incremental law with an infinity of domains of expression(or a continuous domain)and to which a validity domain is associated. This new model has also been carried out in order to narrow down the observed divergence between reality and calculation with hypoelastic laws describing the cyclic phenomena. In fact, the irreversibilities of the material are amplified through the successive modifications of the stress path.


Triaxial Test Stress Path Concrete Behavior Elementary Path Validity Domain 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. C. Robinet
    • 1
  • H. Di Benedetto
    • 1
  1. 1.Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l’EtatVaulx-en-VelinFrance

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