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Vegt, I. (author), Weerheijm, J. (author)
The mechanical response of concrete is represented in the load-deformation curve which shows the response up to maximum strength as well as the post-peak response up to complete failure. Dynamic tests exhibit an extensive rate effect on the tensile strength beyond loading rates of about 50 GPa/s (strain rates > 1/s). Whether the apparent...
conference paper 2015
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Pereira, L. (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 impacts 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...
conference paper 2015
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Lu, Y. (author), Xu, J. (author), Weerheijm, J. (author)
This paper presents a numerical modelling study on the simulation of the cracking process and fracture energy in concrete under high strain rate. To capture the stress wave effect and the damage evolution at the meso-length scale, both a homogeneous model with a millimetre-resolution mesh and an explicit heterogeneous mesoscale model with random...
conference paper 2013
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O┼żbolt, J. (author), Weerheijm, J. (author), Sharma, A. (author)
The behavior of concrete structures is strongly influenced by the loading rate. Compared to quasi-static loading, on meso and macro-scale concrete loaded by impact loading acts in a different way. First, there is a strain-rate influence on strength, stiffness, ductility, and, second, there are inertia forces activated which influence the...
conference paper 2013
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Weerheijm, J. (author), Vegt, I. (author)
Data on the dynamic fracture energy of concrete are scarce and also not consistent due to different test methods, data analyses and definitions. In [1] the authors summarized and evaluated the test methods. Suggestions for the standardization of dynamic tensile testing were given. In the current paper the discussion is continued. First,...
conference paper 2011
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