Meso-scopic numerical analysis of concrete structures by a modified lattice model

Mitsuteru Asai, Kenjiro Terada, Kiyohiro Ikeda, Hiroyuki Suyama, Katashi Fujii

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43s-54s
JournalStructural Engineering/Earthquake Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2003
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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