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Micromechanical Models of Structural Behavior of Concrete

  • Ilya Avdeev (a1), Konstantin Sobolev (a2), Adil Amirjanov (a3) and Andrew Hastert (a1)

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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