A geometrically non-linear three-dimensional cohesive crack method for reinforced concrete structures

Timon Rabczuk, Goangseup Zi, Stéphane Bordas, Hung Nguyen-Xuan

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4740-4758
Number of pages19
JournalEngineering Fracture Mechanics
Volume75
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Nov 1

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Concrete construction
Reinforced concrete
Cracks
Crack initiation
Kinematics
Crack propagation
Reinforcement
Concretes

Keywords

  • Brittle fracture
  • Cohesive zone modeling
  • Crack growth
  • Prestressed concrete
  • Reinforced concrete

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials

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A geometrically non-linear three-dimensional cohesive crack method for reinforced concrete structures. / Rabczuk, Timon; Zi, Goangseup; Bordas, Stéphane; Nguyen-Xuan, Hung.

In: Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol. 75, No. 16, 01.11.2008, p. 4740-4758.

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Rabczuk, Timon ; Zi, Goangseup ; Bordas, Stéphane ; Nguyen-Xuan, Hung. / A geometrically non-linear three-dimensional cohesive crack method for reinforced concrete structures. In: Engineering Fracture Mechanics. 2008 ; Vol. 75, No. 16. pp. 4740-4758.
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