Micromechanically Inspired Phenomenological Damage Model

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Dusan Krajcinovic, Michal Basista

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-6106

Dragoslav Sumarac

Civil Engineering Department, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Yugoslavia

J. Appl. Mech 58(2), 305-310 (Jun 01, 1991) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2897186 History: Received July 20, 1989; Revised June 15, 1990; Online March 31, 2008


The paper suggests a phenomenological damage theory for perfectly brittle response of solids. The theory is based on the micromechanics of brittle deformation processes. The inelastic change of the compliance is identified as the flux and a properly averaged energy release rate as the affinity. The paper identifies conditions under which the damage potential exists. The proposed model is illustrated on the examples of plain concrete specimens subjected to uniaxial tension and compression.

Copyright © 1991 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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