TY - EJOU
AU - Sageresan, N.
AU - Drathi, R.
TI - Crack Propagation in Concrete Using Meshless Method
T2 - Computer Modeling in Engineering \& Sciences
PY - 2008
VL - 32
IS - 2
SN - 1526-1506
AB - Crack propagation in concrete is computed with a simplified meshless method. The material is elastic of Neo-Hookian type until fracture. Then a discrete cohesive crack method is used. In the cohesive crack method, cohesive segments are introduced at the meshless nodes. No representation of the crack surface is needed. The method is well-suited for concrete since concrete develops many cracks. Mesh independent results are obtained due to the cohesive model that takes into account the correct energy dissipation during crack opening. We show the accuracy of our method by comparison to experimental data.
KW - Concrete
KW - crack
KW - fracture
DO - 10.3970/cmes.2008.032.103