The rational analysis of a structure subjected to impact requires the constitutive relations of the structural material over a wide range of strain-rates. The dynamic test results available for concrete are few and no satisfactory constitutive model exists for predicting the dynamic behavior of concrete. A continuous damage theory for the quasistatic and dynamic behaviour of concrete is presented. The continuous damage theory is a rational choice for use in predicting the dynamic behavior of concrete as the strain-rate effects that have been observed for concrete can be attributed to the rate-sensitivity of the microcracking process.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Transactions of the International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology|
|Publisher||r Commission of the European Communities (EUR-8596) by North-Holland, 4. 5|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1983|
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