Damage Analysis and Numerical Simulation for Failure Process of Extra-Long Pre-Stressed Concrete Beams
The failure process for an extra-long pre-stressed concrete beam under static loads was simulated based on the elastic damage theory with the commercial software ABAQUS. By taking account of the different damage behaviors of concrete under tension and compression conditions, a damage mechanics model with three independent parameters was derived from the elastic damage theory. By combining the proposed damage model with the ABAQUS, the damage model was added to UMAT user subroutine. This method was developed to analyze the failure process of the extra-long pre-stressed concrete beams. The theoretical results show that the proposed damage constitutive model can be applied to describe the damage and fracture behaviors of the extra-long pre-stressed concrete beams.
Qing Yang, Li Hua Zhu, Jing Jing He, Zeng Feng Yan and Rui Ren
J. Yuan et al., "Damage Analysis and Numerical Simulation for Failure Process of Extra-Long Pre-Stressed Concrete Beams", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 368-373, pp. 1318-1322, 2012