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An anisotropic continuum damage model for concrete

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the XII Finnish Mechanics Days
Subtitle of host publicationSuomen XII mekaniikkapäivien esitelmät
EditorsReijo Kouhia, Jari Mäkinen, Sami Pajunen, Timo Saksala
PublisherRakenteiden Mekaniikan Seura ry
Number of pages56
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-93-5609-6
ISBN (Print)978-952-93-5608-9
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
EventFinnish Mechanics Days -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …


ConferenceFinnish Mechanics Days
Period1/01/00 → …


In this paper, a thermodynamic formulation for modelling anisotropic damage of elastic brittle materials based on Ottosen's 4-parameter failure surface is proposed. The model is developed by using proper expressions for Gibb's free energy and the complementary form of the dissipation potential. The formulation predicts the basic characteristic behaviour of concrete well and results in a realistic shape for the damage surface.

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Field of science, Statistics Finland