Fracture Energy Softening Model copy

The 3DEC contact model utilizes the fracture energy concept to simulate linear and polynomial elastoplastic softening in shear and tension. The developed contact models are suitable for quasi-static analysis of brittle materials, such as concrete, rock, and masonry.

Linear softening
Failure mechanism of a notched concrete specimen under direct tension (rotatable boundary condition)

Keywords

  • Fracture Energy
  • Softening

References

Pulatsu, B., Erdogmus, E., Lourenço, P.B., Lemos, J.V. and Hazzard, J. (2020) Discontinuum analysis of the fracture mechanism in masonry prisms and wallettes via discrete element method. Meccanica, DOI: 10.1007/s11012-020-01133-1

Fracture Energy Softening Model copy

UDM Version: 1
Release Date: Dec 10, 2021

Category: Concrete

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