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Title: Micromechanical Damage Model for Plain Concrete Considering Propagation of Matrix Microcracks
Authors: Dutta, Sudakshina
Kishen J.M.C.
Published in: Physical Mesomechanics
Abstract: Based on the tenets of continuum micromechanics, a damage model is developed in the present work to investigate the effect of microcracking on the constitutive relations of cement based materials such as concrete. The model considers concrete as a two phase particulate composite consisting of coarse aggregates and mortar matrix. The microcracks are assumed to be present in the matrix material. Making use of Eshelby’s solution for equivalent inclusion, the stress and strain fields are evaluated at the mesoscale. A two step homogenization scheme is adopted to obtain the effective response of the composite. The crack density parameter is used as a damage variable in the formulation. Strain energy release rate, obtained from the micromechanical analysis, is used as the criterion for describing the propagation of microcracks. The effect of various mesoscopic parameters, such as aggregate content, elastic properties of the phases, microcrack density and fracture resistance of the matrix, on the overall behavior of concrete is demonstrated through a parametric study. © 2019, Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.
Citation: Physical Mesomechanics, 22(2): 96-106
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Pleiades Publishing
Keywords: homogenization
ISSN: 10299599
Author Scopus IDs: 55098724900
Author Affiliations: Dutta, S., Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 560012, India
Kishen, J.M.C., Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 560012, India
Corresponding Author: Dutta, S.; Department of Civil Engineering, India
Appears in Collections:Journal Publications [CE]

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