A finite-element approach based on the first-order FE 2 homogenisation technique is formulated to analyse the alkali-silica reaction-induced damage in concrete structures, by linking the concrete degradation at the macro-scale to the reaction extent at the meso-scale. At the meso-scale level, concrete is considered as a heterogeneous material consisting of aggregates embedded in a mortar matrix. The mechanical effects of the Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR) are modelled through the application of temperature-dependent eigenstrains in several localised spots inside the aggregates, and the mechanical degradation of concrete is modelled using continuous damage model, which is capable of reproducing the complex ASR crack networks. Then, the effective stiffness tensor and the effective stress tensor for each macroscopic finite element are computed by homogenising the mechanical response of the corresponding representative volume element (RVE). Convergence between macro- and meso-scales is achieved via an iterative procedure. A 2D model of an ASR laboratory specimen is analysed as a proof of concept. The model is able to account for the loading applied at the macro-scale and the ASR-product expansion at the meso-scale. The results demonstrate that the macroscopic stress state influences the orientation of damage inside the underlying RVEs. The effective stiffness becomes anisotropic in cases where damage is aligned inside the RVE.
Multi-scale modelling of concrete structures affected by alkali-silica reaction: Coupling the mesoscopic damage evolution and the macroscopic concrete deterioration / Gallyamov, E. R.; Cuba Ramos, A. I.; Corrado, M.; Rezakhani, R.; Molinari, J. -F.. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOLIDS AND STRUCTURES. - ISSN 0020-7683. - STAMPA. - 207(2020), pp. 262-278. [10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2020.10.010]
|Titolo:||Multi-scale modelling of concrete structures affected by alkali-silica reaction: Coupling the mesoscopic damage evolution and the macroscopic concrete deterioration|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2020.10.010|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|