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Title: Dynamic behaviour of concrete structures with cracking
Author: Fejzo, R.
Awarding Body: University College of Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 1988
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The subject of this thesis is the behaviour of concrete structures under dynamic loading conditions and its modelling. In particular, the modelling of material behaviour is treated and a new material model for the description of plain concrete behaviour is proposed. For the modelling of the uncracked concrete behaviour, a strain rate sensitive elasto - viscoplastic material model developed by Bicanic is used. For the modelling of cracked concete behaviour, a distributed - smeared crack representation has been adopted. Crack initiation and propagation are controlled by a crack monitoring algorithm employing a critical strain criterion, allowing multiple cracking and controlled strain softening during the first crack opening cycle, linking the shear transfer across the crack to the magnitude of crack opening and preserving the crack directionality. Implementation of the proposed material model in a finite element computer program DEGDYN is described and a computer program listing is given. An explicit time stepping scheme is used, so the computer memory requirement is small and the program may be run even on small personal computers. Material model and computer program performance are verified using simple examples. Application of the material model in the analysis of the Koyna dam is demonstrated and results of several parameter sensitivity analyses are presented.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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