Failure simulation of RC structures under highly dynamic conditions using random lattice models

Kunhwi Kim, John E. Bolander, Yun Mook Lim

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The failure behavior of concrete structures is simulated using a random lattice model, in which the rate dependent features are described by a visco-plastic damage model. Steel reinforcement is explicitly incorporated within the model without introducing additional degrees of freedom to the system. As part of a calibration process, direct tensile tests are simulated at various strain rates. Validation efforts are made through simulations of four-point bending tests of RC beams under different loading rates. Finally, the enhancement of dynamic failure resistance by various reinforcement conditions is investigated through the simulations of four-point bending tests under a higher loading rate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-136
Number of pages10
JournalComputers and Structures
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Funding Information:
This research was supported by a grant from the LNG Plant R&D Center which belongs to the Plant Technology Advancement Program funded by the Ministry of Land, Transportation and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of the Korean government.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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