W. Suaris*, S. P. Shah

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTransactions of the International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology
Publisherr Commission of the European Communities (EUR-8596) by North-Holland, 4. 5
ISBN (Print)0444867015
StatePublished - Dec 1 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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