Simulation of reinforced concrete structures under blast and penetration through lattice discrete particle modeling

Gianluca Cusatis*, Daniele Pelessone, Andrea Mencarelli, James T. Baylot

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Abstract

In this study, the Lattice Discrete Particle Model (LDPM), a recently developed three-dimensional meso-level model for concrete, is used to simulate the behavior of reinforced concrete under severe loading conditions, LDPM simulates concrete through an assemblage of particles (coarse aggregate pieces) connected through a lattice mesh. In order to simulate steel reinforcement, a mesh of plastic beams is embedded in the lattice system. Nonlinear concrete-reinforcement bond is also included in the formulation. The effectiveness of the approach is demonstrated through the simulation of projectile penetration into reinforced concrete slabs and blast spallation of dividing walls.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007
Pages581-584
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 30 2008
EventASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Nov 11 2007Nov 15 2007

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings
Volume10 PART A

Other

OtherASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period11/11/0711/15/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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