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Micromechanical Models of Structural Behavior of Concrete

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 February 2011

Ilya Avdeev
Affiliation:
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI 53211, U.S.A.
Konstantin Sobolev
Affiliation:
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI 53211, U.S.A.
Adil Amirjanov
Affiliation:
Department of Computer Engineering, Near East University, Nicosia, TRNC, Mersin 10, TURKEY
Andrew Hastert
Affiliation:
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI 53211, U.S.A.
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Abstract

A three-dimensional numerical model capable of predicting structural behavior of concrete under various loading conditions is developed. Concrete, as a composite material, is represented by the mechanically strong aggregates of various shapes and sizes incorporated into a cement matrix. The most important aspect of concrete modeling involves an accurate representation of the spatial distribution of the aggregate particles.

A micromechanical heterogeneous model based on prescribed spatial distribution of aggregates is developed. This model allows to compute the effective material properties of concrete using a representative cell homogenization approach. The results of numerical analysis of this model are compared to the models of particulate composite material.

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Copyright © Materials Research Society 2010

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