Cohesive Cracking Simulation of Concrete Using Effective Modulus
The research methods of Cohesive Zone Model (CZM) are introduced and the parameters of cohesive zone model in ABAQUS software are calibrated based on the cohesive constitutive model determined by the fracture energy. Besides adopting exponential cohesive zone model, this paper applies a bilinear one to simulate the crack propagation of a simply supported single-edge notched concrete beams SE(B) (Mode I) and make comparisons with experimental result. Finally, the results represent effectiveness of the effective modulus and the special advantage in term of failure of fracture based on the cohesive zone model, which is of directly guiding significance for achieving a deep going understanding of crack propagation.
Mingjin Chu, Huizhong Xu, Zhilin Jia, Yun Fan and Jiangping Xu
J. C. Wang et al., "Cohesive Cracking Simulation of Concrete Using Effective Modulus", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 178-181, pp. 1503-1508, 2012