B_TEN_CONTACT

Recently developed tensile softening contact constitutive models implemented into a commercial discrete element code (3DEC) are used to simulate the softening behavior of concrete and masonry.

Contact constitutive models in tension; initial contact normal stiffness (kn)
Failure mechanism of a notched concrete specimen under direct tension (rotatable boundary condition)

Keywords

  • Softening
  • Direct Tension
  • Tensile Softening

References

Pulatsu, B., Erdogmus, E., Lourenço, P. B., & Quey, R. (2019). Simulation of uniaxial tensile behavior of quasi-brittle materials using softening contact models in DEM. International Journal of Fracture, 1-21.

B_TEN_CONTACT

UDM Version: 1
Release Date: Jun 17, 2019

Category: Concrete

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