Meso-scale Simulation of Influence of Frost Damage on Mechanical Properties of Concrete

@inproceedings{Ueda2009MesoscaleSO,
  title={Meso-scale Simulation of Influence of Frost Damage on Mechanical Properties of Concrete},
  author={Tamon Ueda and M. T. Hasan and Kohei Nagai and Yasuhiko Sato and Licheng Wang},
  year={2009}
}
Meso-scale constitutive models of frost-damaged concrete are developed in this study through numerical simulation using a two-dimensional Rigid Body Spring Model (RBSM). The aim of the simulation is to predict the macro behavior of frost-damaged concrete subjected to mechanical loading. The models also clarify the difference in failure behavior of concrete with and without frost damage. Zero strength elements and the concept of meso-scale plastic tensile strain are introduced into the normal… CONTINUE READING