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A geometrically non-linear three-dimensional cohesive crack method for reinforced concrete structures
Rabczuk, Timon; Zi, Goangseup; Bordas, Stéphane et al.
2008In Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 75 (16), p. 4740-4758
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Keywords :
Brittle fracture; Cohesive zone modeling; Crack growth; Prestressed concrete; Reinforced concrete; Building materials; Composite beams and girders; Computational mechanics; Concentration (process); Concrete buildings; Concrete construction; Crack initiation; Cracking (chemical); Data structures; Fracture fixation; Kinematics; Mechanics; Reinforcement; Stress corrosion cracking; Structural health monitoring; Three dimensional; Arbitrary cracks; Beam elements; Cohesive cracks; Cohesive zone model; Experimental data; Geometrically non-linear; Mesh-free methods; Partition of unity; Reinforced concrete structures; Solution spaces; Model structures
Abstract :
[en] A three-dimensional meshfree method for modeling arbitrary crack initiation and crack growth in reinforced concrete structure is presented. This meshfree method is based on a partition of unity concept and formulated for geometrically non-linear problems. The crack kinematics are obtained by enriching the solution space in order to capture the correct crack kinematics. A cohesive zone model is used after crack initiation. The reinforcement modeled by truss or beam elements is connected by a bond model to the concrete. We applied the method to model the fracture of several reinforced concrete structures and compared the results to experimental data.
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Engineering, computing & technology: Multidisciplinary, general & others
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Rabczuk, Timon;  Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Zi, Goangseup;  Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, Korea University, 5 Ga 1, An-Am Dong, Sung-Buk Gu, Seoul 136-701, South Korea
Bordas, Stéphane ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Engineering Research Unit
Nguyen-Xuan, Hung;  Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA), 4 Engineering Drive 3, Singapore 117576, Singapore, National University of Singapore, 10 Kent Ridge Crescent, 119260, Singapore
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A geometrically non-linear three-dimensional cohesive crack method for reinforced concrete structures
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Engineering Fracture Mechanics
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Elsevier, Netherlands
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Computational Sciences
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Agency for Defense Development (ADD) for Grant ADD-06-05-06
Korea Institute of Construction and Transportation Technology Evaluation and Planning (KICTTEP) for Grant 05-CETFC-B01
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