The paper analyses the behaviour of concrete in the case of quasi-static fracture. The attention is focused on the interaction between strain-softening and time-dependent behaviour: a viscous rheological element (based on a fractional order rate law) is coupled with a micromechanical model for the fracture process zone. This approach makes it possible to include a whole range of dissipative mechanisms in a single Rheological element. Creep fracture in mode I conditions is analysed through the finite element method and the cohesive (or fictitious) crack model. The comparison with creep tests executed on three-point bending conditions (three different load levels) shows a good agreement both in terms of failure-lifetime, and, load-displacement.
|Titolo:||A Fractional Order Rate Approach for Modeling Concrete Structures Subjected to Creep and Fracture|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2004|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2003.12.025|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|