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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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Caspeele, R. (author), Sykora, M. (author), Allaix, D.L. (author), Steenbergen, R.D.J.M. (author)
In contrast to the design of new structures, the assessment of existing structures often relies on the subjective judgement of the investigating engineer. An objective verification format for existing structures based on alternative partial factors is however feasible, enabling a rather simple and straightforward, but objective and coherent...
article 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