This paper presents the numerical damage analysis of concrete structures using higher-order beam theories based on Carrera Unified Formulation (CUF). The concrete constitutive relation is modeled using continuum damage mechanics based on a modified Mazars concrete damage model, in which both the tensile and compressive softening behaviors are regularized with classical fracture energy methodology. An expression is proposed to estimate the characteristic length in higher-order beam theories, to prevent mesh dependency. Both softening constitutive laws and fracture energy calculations are obtained according to Model Code 2010. To assess the efficiency of the proposed model, three classical benchmark quasi-static experiments are taken for validation. From the comparison between numerical and experimental results, the proposed CUF model using continuum damage mechanics can present 3D accuracy with low computational costs and reduce the mesh dependency.

Concrete damage analysis based on higher-order beam theories using fracture energy regularization / Shen, J.; Arruda, M. R. T.; Pagani, A.. - In: MECHANICS OF ADVANCED MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES. - ISSN 1537-6494. - STAMPA. - (2022). [10.1080/15376494.2022.2098430]

Concrete damage analysis based on higher-order beam theories using fracture energy regularization

J. Shen;A. Pagani
2022

Abstract

This paper presents the numerical damage analysis of concrete structures using higher-order beam theories based on Carrera Unified Formulation (CUF). The concrete constitutive relation is modeled using continuum damage mechanics based on a modified Mazars concrete damage model, in which both the tensile and compressive softening behaviors are regularized with classical fracture energy methodology. An expression is proposed to estimate the characteristic length in higher-order beam theories, to prevent mesh dependency. Both softening constitutive laws and fracture energy calculations are obtained according to Model Code 2010. To assess the efficiency of the proposed model, three classical benchmark quasi-static experiments are taken for validation. From the comparison between numerical and experimental results, the proposed CUF model using continuum damage mechanics can present 3D accuracy with low computational costs and reduce the mesh dependency.
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