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Fayezioghani, A. (author), Dekker, R. (author), Sluys, L.J. (author)
Structural components in corrosive environments such as pipelines, bridges, aircrafts, and turbines are imposed to stress corrosion. A stress corrosion model for pit growth should a) accurately consider the electrochemistry of the corrosion process, b) properly deal with the moving interface between solid and electrolyte, and c) effectively...
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li Piani, T. (author), Weerheijm, J. (author), Sluys, L.J. (author)
Adobe is a traditional masonry made of sundried earthen bricks and mud mortar. Despite a millennial history of buildings of architectural value, adobe still connotes a so called ‘not engineered’ construction type. Namely, the material and structural properties of adobe are still not entirely addressed, resulting in an equally uncertain normative...
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Dekker, R. (author), van der Meer, F.P. (author), Maljaars, J. (author), Sluys, L.J. (author)
A numerical model for corrosion pit propagation under mechanical loading is presented. The level set method is used for corrosion front tracking and also enables the domain to be split into a solid and a pit domain. In the pit the diffusion of atoms originating from the dissolution process occurring at the pit front is simulated. The model is...
article 2021
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Dekker, R. (author), van der Meer, F.P. (author), Maljaars, J. (author), Sluys, L.J. (author)
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Dekker, R. (author), van der Meer, F.P. (author), Maljaars, J. (author), Sluys, L.J. (author)
This study presents calibration and validation of a cohesive extended finite element model for fatigue crack propagation in ductile materials. The approach relies on a separation between plasticity around the crack tip and fatigue crack growth at the crack tip such that the influence of plasticity on fatigue driving forces is predicted. This...
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li Piani, T. (author), Weerheijm, J. (author), Peroni, M. (author), Koene, L. (author), Krabbenborg, D. (author), Solomos, G. (author), Sluys, L.J. (author)
This paper presents the results of an experimental research aimed at assessing the material performance of adobe bricks in compression for a wide range of induced strain rates, from statics to high velocity impact. Adobe connotes a traditional masonry whose bricks are made of sundried soil mixtures possibly reinforced with natural fibres and...
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Simons, E.C. (author), Weerheijm, J. (author), Toussaint, G. (author), Sluys, L.J. (author)
In this study, the impact of a steel spherical projectile on an alumina ceramic is considered. New experimental and numerical results are presented and analysed. Numerical results are obtained using the Finite Element Method and the upgraded viscosity regularized Johnson-Holmquist-2 constitutive model to describe the ceramic material behaviour....
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Simons, E.C. (author), Weerheijm, J. (author), Sluys, L.J. (author)
Alumina ceramic is often used in armour systems. This material is known to have a brittle response under tensile loading, while a ductile response is found when sufficiently high pressures are reached. During projectile impact a ceramic material experiences both tensile loading and high pressures, hence fails in both a brittle and ductile way....
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Li Piani, T. (author), Weerheijm, J. (author), Koene, L. (author), Sluys, L.J. (author)
A local damage model is proposed for the numerical assessment of the static performance of Adobe masonry components. The model was applied to simulate the experimental behaviour of sundried soil bricks and mud mortar tested in uniaxial compression and bending. Numerical simulations of the model are made mesh objective by means of a rate...
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li Piani, T. (author), Weerheijm, J. (author), Sluys, L.J. (author)
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Dekker, R. (author), van der Meer, F.P. (author), Maljaars, J. (author), Sluys, L.J. (author)
Structures are subjected to cyclic loads that can vary in direction and magnitude, causing constant amplitude mode I simulations to be too simplistic. This study presents a new approach for fatigue crack propagation in ductile materials that can capture mixed-mode loading and overloading. The extended finite element method is used to deal with...
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Pereira, L.F. (author), Weerheijm, J. (author), Sluys, L.J. (author)
Although many aspects of the fracturing process of concrete are now well understood and successfully simulated with various models, it is still very difficult to properly simulate the different failure mechanisms observed in a concrete structure induced by ballistic impact. In this paper, an enhanced version of the effective-rate-dependent...
article 2018
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li Piani, T. (author), Weerheijm, J. (author), Koene, L. (author), Sluys, L.J. (author)
conference paper 2018
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Fan, J.T. (author), Weerheijm, J. (author), Sluys, L.J. (author)
The deformation-to-fracture evolution of aflexible polymer material under high-strain-rate compressive loadingconducted by a split Hopkinson pressure bar (SHPB) setup was investigated. Representative tests were carriedout at different strain rate levels, followed by the characterization of dynamic damage after each test. Craze andcrack patterns...
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Voormeeren, L.O. (author), van der Meer, F.P. (author), Maljaars, J. (author), Sluys, L.J. (author)
The last decade has seen a growing interest in cohesive zone models for fatigue applications. These cohesive zone models often suffer from a lack of generality and applying them typically requires calibrating a large number of model-specific parameters. To improve on these issues a new method has been proposed in this paper based on the Thick...
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Rocha, I.B.C.M. (author), Raijmaekers, S. (author), van der Meer, F.P. (author), Nijssen, R.P.L. (author), Fischer, H.R. (author), Sluys, L.J. (author)
A combined experimental and numerical investigation is conducted on the anisotropic water diffusion behaviour of unidirectional glass/epoxy composites. Experimental diffusivity values are obtained by immersing thin material slices for each of its planes of orthotropy extracted from a thick composite panel and interphase measurements are...
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Li Piani, T. (author), Weerheijm, J. (author), Koene, L. (author), Sluys, L.J. (author)
A significant number of published papers in the field of penetration mechanics devotes attention to the study of targets made of metal and ceramic materials for protective equipment. In recent times, the progression in harshness of urban warfare is leading western governments to investing in research focused on the ballistic response of building...
conference paper 2017
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Pereira, L.F. (author), Weerheijm, J. (author), Sluys, L.J. (author)
The development of realistic numerical tools to efficiently model the response of concrete structures subjected to close-in detonations and high velocity impact has been one of the major quests in defense research. Under these loading conditions, quasi-brittle materials undergo a multitude of failure (damage) mechanisms. Dynamic tensile failure ...
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Fan, J.T. (author), Weerheijm, J. (author), Sluys, L.J. (author)
A glass-polymer system of a polyurethane elastomeric matrix with a single 3 mm-diameter glass particle was investigated using a split Hopkinson pressure bar (SHPB) setup for revealing the dynamic compressive mechanical response. This study produced the characteristics of the dynamic stress-strain relation and the relations for the rate...
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Fan, J.T. (author), Weerheijm, J. (author), Sluys, L.J. (author)
Multiple-particles-polymer systems of a polyurethane elastomeric matrix embedding 25wt.% and 50wt.% 0.5 mm-diameter PMMA particles were investigated using a split Hopkinson pressure bar (SHPB) setup for revealing the dynamic compressive mechanical response. Taking the 25wt.%-particles-polymer system as a reference case, the characteristics of...
article 2016
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