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Modified Mohr‐Coulomb – Rankine material model for concrete

Mirela Galic (Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Split, Split, Croatia)
Pavao Marovic (Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Split, Split, Croatia)
Zeljana Nikolic (Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Split, Split, Croatia)

Engineering Computations

ISSN: 0264-4401

Publication date: 11 October 2011

Abstract

Purpose

The main aim of this paper is to present a three‐dimensional numerical material model for concrete which combines plasticity with a classical orthotropic smeared crack formulation. A further aim is to raise a discussion leading to the creation of a comprehensive computer programme for the analyses of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures.

Design/methodology/approach

A new numerical material model for concrete is developed and main theoretical explanations are given to aid in understanding the algorithm. The model is based on Mohr‐Coulomb criterion for dominant compression and Rankine criterion for dominant tension influences. A multi‐surface presentation of the model is implemented which permits the rapid convergence of the mathematical procedure. The model includes associated and non‐associated flow rules, strain hardening and softening where the development of the plastic strain was described by the function of cohesion.

Findings

Provides information about developing a new numerical material model for concrete.

Practical implications

The model is implemented into the computer programme PRECON3D for the three‐dimensional nonlinear analysis of the reinforced and prestressed concrete structures.

Originality/value

In this model, the very complex behaviour of concrete is defined by elementary material parameters which can be obtained by a standard uniaxial test. The presented model enables a very detailed and precise analysis of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures until crushing with a high accuracy, so that the expensive experimental tests can be reduced. The paper could be very valuable to researchers in this field as a benchmark for their analyses.

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Citation

Galic, M., Marovic, P. and Nikolic, Z. (2011), "Modified Mohr‐Coulomb – Rankine material model for concrete", Engineering Computations, Vol. 28 No. 7, pp. 853-887. https://doi.org/10.1108/02644401111165112

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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