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A plastic-damage constitutive model for the finite element analysis of fibre reinforced concrete

Mihai, Iulia C. ORCID:, Jefferson, Anthony D. ORCID: and Lyons, Paul 2016. A plastic-damage constitutive model for the finite element analysis of fibre reinforced concrete. Engineering Fracture Mechanics 159 , pp. 35-62. 10.1016/j.engfracmech.2015.12.035

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A unique constitutive model for fibre reinforced concrete (FRC) is presented, which combines a number of mechanics-based sub models for the simulation of directional cracking, rough crack contact and the crack-bridging action of fibres. The model also contains a plasticity component to simulate compressive behaviour. The plasticity component employs a frictional hardening/softening function which considers the variation of compressive strength and strain at peak stress with fibre content. Numerical results from a range of single-point and finite element simulations of experimental tests show that the model captures the characteristic behaviour of conventional fibre reinforced concrete with good accuracy.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fibre reinforced concrete (FRC); Constitutive model; Damage; Plasticity; Crack-bridging
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Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0013-7944
Funders: InnovationUK, LUSAS
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Date of Acceptance: 31 December 2015
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2023 20:17

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