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A quasi-static interface damage model with frictional contact – applications to steel reinforced concrete structures



Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM-V6-N6-1043-1056

Volume

Volume 6 (2018), Issue 6

Pages

13

Page Range

1043 - 1056

Author(s)

ROMAN VODIČKA* & FILIP KŠIŇAN

Abstract

A model for numerical analysis of compound structures made of various materials is presented. The mathematical concept of solution is based on quasi-static evolution of debonding processes occurring along the interface. It is formulated in terms of energies considering the stored energy represented by the elastic energy of the structures and dissipation due to damage processes, plastic slip at the inter- face or friction. The numerical solution includes a semi-implicit time stepping procedure, relying on splitting of the whole problem at a current time step into two problems of variational nature solved recursively. The space discretisation includes Symmetric Galerkin Boundary Element Method used to obtain the stored energies, and, in combination with the variational character of the recursive problems, also to calculate its gradients to be utilized in non-linear programming algorithms for finding the time- evolving solution. Numerical results are demonstrated for a steel-concrete interface frequently met in civil engineering applications to assess the model applicability in engineering practice.

Keywords

cohesive interface, contact with friction, interface damage, interface plastic slip, quadratic programming, quasi-static delamination, SGBEM