Continuous Modelling of Fracture in Plain Concrete under Cyclic Loading

  • Jacek Tejchman
  • Jerzy Bobiński
Part of the Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering book series (SSGG)


The enhanced coupled elasto-plastic damage models with non-local softening proposed by Pamin and de Borst (1999) (called model ‘1’), by Carol et al. (2001) and by Hansen and Willam (2001) (called model ‘2’), by Meschke et al. (1998) (called model ‘3’) and Marzec and Tejchman (2009, 2010, 2011) (called model ‘4’) described in detail in Chapter 3.2 were used in FE calculations. Quasistatic FE results were compared with corresponding laboratory tests on concrete specimens: dog-bone shaped specimen under monotonic uniaxial tension (van Vliet and van Mier 2000) and notched beams under cyclic loading (Hordijk 1991, Perdikaris and Romeo 1995).


Cyclic Loading Couple Model Concrete Beam Concrete Specimen Localize Zone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Civil and Environmental EngineeringGdansk University of TechnologyGdansk-WrzeszczPoland
  2. 2.Faculty of Civil and Environmental EngineeringGdansk University of TechnologyGdansk-WrzeszczPoland

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