Realistic simulation of the mechanical behavior of concrete and reinforced concrete structures is performed by using a lattice type numerical model. Five different types of lattice members with simple constitutive models are introduced for mortar, coarse aggregate, steel, aggregate-mortar interface and steel-concrete interface. The meso-scopic morphology of concrete, which can be realized by the image-based geometry modeling technique, is taken into account. By the incorporation of the accurate meso-scopic morphology into the lattice type numerical modeling, the cracking behavior induced by the meso-scopic heterogeneities has been successfully captured.
|Structural Engineering/Earthquake Engineering
|Published - Apr 2003
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Building and Construction
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology