# 3 D Crack propagation in unreinforced concrete . A two-step algorithm for tracking 3 D crack paths

@inproceedings{Gasser20063DC, title={3 D Crack propagation in unreinforced concrete . A two-step algorithm for tracking 3 D crack paths}, author={T. Christian Gasser and Gerhard A Holzapfel}, year={2006} }

- Published 2006

Tensile failure of unreinforced concrete involves progressive micro-cracking, and the related strain-softening can coalesce into geometrical discontinuities, which separate the material. Advanced mechanical theories and numerical schemes are required to efficiently and adequately represent crack propagation in 3D. In this paper we use the concept of strong discontinuities to model concrete failure. We introduce a cohesive fracture process zone, which is characterized by a transversely isotropic… CONTINUE READING

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