On a micro-meso two-scale damage model for concrete

V. P. Nguyen, Martijn Stroeven, Lambertus Johannes Sluys

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In this contribution, we present the mechanical behaviour of the hardening cement paste explicitly taking into account its complex microstructure. The microstructure of the cement paste is obtained via numerical cement hydration simulation. A simple nonlocal isotropic damage model is adopted for different constituents of the cement paste. The information computed at this microscale is transfered to the matrix phase of the matrix-aggregate-ITZ mesoscale model through a domain decomposition method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Plasticity X - Fundamentals and Applications
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Computational Plasticity 2009 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2 Sep 20094 Sep 2009
Conference number: 10th


ConferenceInternational Conference on Computational Plasticity 2009
Abbreviated titleCOMPLAS X


  • Concrete
  • Microstructural damage
  • Multiscale model

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