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Development and numerical implementation of an anisotropic continuum damage model for concrete

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Fracture and Damage Mechanics XV
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783038357162
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Fracture and Damage Mechanics -
Duration: 1 Jan 2000 → …

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
ISSN (Print)1013-9826


ConferenceInternational Conference on Fracture and Damage Mechanics
Period1/01/00 → …


In this paper, a thermodynamic formulation for modelling anisotropic damage of elasticbrittle 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.


  • Damage, Dissipation potential, Elastic-brittle material, Ottosen's 4-parameter criterion, The spesific gibb's free energy

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland