Computational Modelling of Concrete Structures: Proceedings of the Conference on Computational Modelling of Concrete and Concrete Structures (EURO-C 2018), February 26 - March 1, 2018, Bad Hofgastein, Austria, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Computational Modelling of Concrete Structures

Proceedings of the Conference on Computational Modelling of Concrete and Concrete Structures (EURO-C 2018), February 26 - March 1, 2018, Bad Hofgastein, Austria, 1st Edition

Edited by Günther Meschke, Bernhard Pichler, Jan G. Rots

CRC Press

1,034 pages

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The EURO-C conference series (Split 1984, Zell am See 1990, Innsbruck 1994, Badgastein 1998, St. Johann im Pongau 2003, Mayrhofen 2006, Schladming 2010, St. Anton am Arlberg 2014, and Bad Hofgastein 2018) brings together researchers and practising engineers concerned with theoretical, algorithmic and validation aspects associated with computational simulations of concrete and concrete structures. Computational Modelling of Concrete Structures reviews and discusses research advancements and the applicability and robustness of methods and models for reliable analysis of complex concrete, reinforced concrete and pre-stressed concrete structures in engineering practice.

The contributions cover both computational mechanics and computational modelling aspects of the analysis and design of concrete and concrete structures:

  • Multi-scale cement and concrete research: experiments and modelling
  • Aging concrete: from very early ages to decades-long durability
  • Advances in material modelling of plain concrete
  • Analysis of reinforced concrete structures
  • Steel-concrete interaction, fibre-reinforced concrete, and masonry
  • Dynamic behaviour: from seismic retrofit to impact simulation

Computational Modelling of Concrete Structures is of special interest to academics and researchers in computational concrete mechanics, as well as industry experts in complex nonlinear simulations of concrete structures.

Table of Contents

Plenary lectures

Molecular dynamics-based structural mechanics of buildings’ resilience

F.-J. Ulm, K. Keremidis, R.J.-M. Pellenq & M.J.A. Qomi

Century-long durability of concrete structures: Expansiveness of hydration and chemo-mechanics of autogenous shrinkage and swelling

Z.P. Bažant & S. Rahimi-Aghdam

Regularized continuum damage formulations acting as localization limiters

M. Jirásek

Erection of bridges and shells without formwork—challenges for the computational modelling

J. Kollegger, B. Kromoser & D. Suza

Network modelling of fracture processes in fibre-reinforced quasi-brittle materials

P. Grassl & A. Antonelli

New damage model to simulate ballistic impact on concrete targets

L. Pereira, L.J. Sluys & J. Weerheijm

Multiscale cement and concrete research: Experiments and modeling

Fishnet model for failure probability of nacre-like imbricated lamellar materials and Monte Carlo verification

Z.P. Bažant & W. Luo

Phase-field modeling of cement paste: Where particle physics meets continuum mechanics

T. Petersen & F.-J. Ulm

Towards a mesoscale model of geopolymers: Interaction potential from the molecular scale

F. Lolli & E. Masoero

Nanoscale simulations of cement hydrates precipitation mechanisms: Impact on macroscopic self-desiccation and water sorption isotherms

E. Masoero, I. Shvab, G. Di Luzio & G. Cusatis

Atomistic modeling of early hydration of C3S

K.M. Salah Uddin & B. Middendorf

Modeling the evolution of C3S-C3S grain interface over hydration time

A. Alex & P. Ghosh

Fracture properties of cement hydrates determined from microbending tests and multiscale modeling

J. Němeček, V. Šmilauer, J. Němeček, F. Kolařík & J. Maňák

Testing and modelling of micro cement paste cube under indentation splitting

H. Zhang, E. Schlangen & B. Šavija

An adaptive concurrent two-scale FE model to predicting crack propagation in concrete

O.L. Manzoli, E.A. Rodrigues, L.A.G. Bitencourt Jr., T.N. Bittencourt & M. Sánchez

Multi-scale modelling of the mechanics of concrete based on the cement paste properties

G. Lifshitz Sherzer, E. Gal, E. Schlangen & G. Ye

Sensitivity estimation of cement paste properties in the microstructural characteristics

J.-S. Kim & T.-S. Han

Elastic-plastic multi scale approach for localization problems—the embedded unit cell

M. Grigorovitch & E. Gal

A continuum damage model for the simulation of concrete under cyclic loading

V. Kindrachuk, T. Titscher, V. Hirthammer & J.F. Unger

From slender columns to branching structures

R. Krč, J. Podroužek & R. Wan-Wendner

Aging concrete: From very early ages to decades-long durability

Assessing the flow characteristics of self-compacting concrete via numerical simulations of flow tests

S. Kulasegaram & B.L. Karihaloo

Mixing and extrusion of printing concrete

Y. Yuan & Y. Tao

Formulation, validation and application of a new shotcrete model

M. Neuner, M. Schreter, G. Hofstetter & T. Cordes

Aging behavior of normal and high strength concretes

L. Czernuschka, K. Nincevic, I. Boumakis, L. Wan-Wendner & R. Wan-Wendner

A multiscale framework for the prediction of concrete self-desiccation

M. Pathirage, D.P. Bentz, G. Di Luzio, E. Masoero & G. Cusatis

Effect of drying on the mechanical performances of concrete

F. Benboudjema, F. Soleilhet, X. Jourdain & F. Gatuingt

Temperature and humidity-driven ageing of the VeRCoRs mock-up

J.-P. Mathieu, L. Charpin, P. Sémété, C. Toulemonde, G. Boulant, J. Haelewyn, F. Hamon, S. Michel-Ponnelle, J.-M. Hénault & F. Taillade

Reassessment of the very long term basic creep of concrete

J.-M. Torrenti

Interaction between damage and time-dependent deformation of mortar in concrete: 3D FE parametric study at meso-scale

J. Ožbolt & S. Gambarelli

Prediction of air permeability in large RC structures using a stochastic FE THM modeling strategy

E.M. Bouhjiti, J. Baroth, F. Dufour & B. Masson

Simplified modelling strategy for the thermos-mechanical analysis of massive reinforced structures at early age

J. Mazars, M. Briffaut & S. Grange

Multiscale quantification of thermal expansion of concrete and thermal stresses of concrete structures

H. Wang, H.A. Mang, Y. Yuan & B. Pichler

Translating environmentally-induced eigenstresses to risk of fracture for design of durable concrete pavements

A. Louhghalam, T. Petersen & F.-J. Ulm

Simulation of permeable concrete to assess interrelationship between strength and permeability

P. Modi, M. Dave, A. Dodhiya, Y. Dadi, M. Mungule & M. Langhi

A coupled chemo-mechanical damage-healing model for cementitious materials

A.D. Jefferson & R.E. Davies

Flow in fibrous composite materials: Numerical simulations

J. Kang & J. Bolander

Modeling water absorption in cement-based composites with SAP additions

C. Romero Rodríguez, S. Chaves Figueiredo, E. Schlangen & D. Snoeck

Full coupling between diffusion and mechanical analysis in a discrete computational framework

F. Bousikhane, W. Li, G. Di Luzio & G. Cusatis

Alternative parameter to characterize pore distribution in cement paste, and its relation to mechanical properties

T.-S. Han & J.-S. Kim

Influence of air voids in multiphase modelling for service life prediction of partially saturated concrete

D. Eriksson & T. Gasch

Concrete frost damage due to cyclic environmental loading—experimental and numerical study

M. Koniorczyk, D. Gawin, A. Wieczorek & F. Pesavento

Computational modeling of combined frost damage and alkali-silica reaction to the durability of RC bridge decks

F. Gong, Y. Takahashi & K. Maekawa

Multiscale modelling of ASR induced degradation in concrete

T. Iskhakov, J.J. Timothy & G. Meschke

Nonlinear coupling models of alkali-silica reaction and multi-directional cracked reinforced concrete

Y. Takahashi, S. Ogawa, Y. Tanaka & K. Maekawa

Coupled C-M meso-scale model for ASR expansion in concrete

J. Liaudat, C.M. López & I. Carol

Numerical strategies for the modelling of reinforced concrete structures affected by internal swelling in variable thermo-hydric conditions

B. Nedjar & C. Rospars

A finite element implementation of delayed ettringite formation in concrete structures

M. Malbois, B. Nedjar, L. Divet, S. Lavaud & J.-M. Torrenti

Determination of critical anodic and cathodic areas in corrosion processes of steel reinforcement in concrete

J. Ožbolt, E. Sola & G. Balabanić

Challenges in corrosion detection based on numerical and experimental studies

M. Kwapisz, A. Vorwagner, A. Lechner & M. Rebhan

Advances in material modeling of plain concrete

Concrete mesoscopic failure analysis with the Virtual Element Method

G. Etse, M. Benedetto & A. Caggiano

A cyclic triaxial concrete microplane model with gradient regularization

I. Zreid & M. Kaliske

Simulation of cracking susceptibility in recycled concrete aggregate systems

A. Jayasuriya, M.J. Bandelt & M.P. Adams

On boundary layer arising from tessellation in discrete models

J. Eliáš

Size effect in concrete under splitting tension

J. Suchorzewski & J. Tejchman

Numerical prediction of deterministic size effect in concrete bars and beams

A. Wosatko, J. Pamin & A. Winnicki

Numerical investigations on early indicators of fracture in concrete at meso-scale

M. Nitka & J. Tejchman

Incremental sequentially linear analysis of a notched beam

C. Yu, P.C.J. Hoogenboom & J.G. Rots

Cohesive crack model in discontinuous Galerkin method

J. Jaśkowiec

Mesoscopic simulations of crack propagation in concrete using cohesive elements

W. Trawiński, J. Tejchman & J. Bobiński

Configurational forces for modelling cohesive fracture in concrete

C.J. Pearce, A. Amar & Ł. Kaczmarczyk

A constitutive law for concrete with smooth transition from continuous into discontinuous cracks’ description

J. Bobiński & J. Tejchman

Nonlocal damage formulation with evolving internal length: The Eikonal nonlocal approach

G. Rastiello, C. Giry, F. Gatuingt, F. Thierry & R. Desmorat

Response scatter control for discrete element models

J. Podroužek, M. Marcon, J. Vorel & R. Wan-Wendner

Enhancement of multifiber beam elements in the case of reinforced concrete structures for taking into account the lateral confinement of concrete due to stirrup

N. Khoder, S. Grange & Y. Sieffert

Analysis of reinforced concrete structures

Modelling of the proof load test on viaduct De Beek

E.O.L. Lantsoght, A. de Boer, C. van der Veen & D.A. Hordijk

Organizing an international blind prediction contest for improving a guideline for the nonlinear finite elements analysis of concrete structures

A. de Boer, M.A.N. Hendriks, C. van der Veen & B. Belletti

Ultimate limit state design of three-dimensional reinforced concrete structures: A numerical approach

H. Vincent, M. Arquier, J. Bleyer & P. de Buhan

Computational buckling response of reinforcing bars embedded in Hybrid Fiber Reinforced Concrete (HyFRC)

I.D. Williams, C.P. Ostertag & C.A. Arteta

Analysis of RC frame corners using CDP model

M. Szczecina & A. Winnicki

Probabilistic cracking model for macrocrack propagation in reinforced concrete structures

P. Rossi, C. Nader & J.L. Tailhan

Numerical simulation of shear strength in a short reinforced concrete corbel strengthened with composite material compared with experimental results

I. Ivanova, J. Assih, V. Stankov & D. Dontchev

Computational modeling and experimental testing of shear and flexure performance of prestressing concrete T-shaped beams—safety formats

A. Strauss, B. Krug, O. Slowik, D. Novák & L. Novák

Characterising the shear behaviour of steel fibre-reinforced concrete

S. Zeranka & G.PA.G. van Zijl

Shear behavior of full-scale RC slabs without shear stirrups in nuclear buildings: Experimental and numerical modeling

W.S.A. Nana, S. Limam, T.T. Bui, A. Limam & S. Abouri

Numerical lower bound analysis of plate bending problems containing requirements on shear capacity and shear-bending interaction

T.W. Jensen, P.N. Poulsen & L.C. Hoang

Simulation of reinforced HPFRCC deformation capacity under flexure- and shear-dominated stress states

M. Pokhrel & M.J. Bandelt

Computer-aided stress field analysis of discontinuity concrete regions

J. Mata-Falcón, D.T. Tran, W. Kaufmann & J. Navrátil

Investigations on strength and fracture in RC beams scaled along height or length

J. Suchorzewski, I. Marzec, J. Tejchman & E. Korol

Modeling of quasi-brittle materials cracking using a lattice discrete element approach

E. Zafati, C. Oliver-Leblond & F. Ragueneau

Evaluation of safety formats for structural assessment based on nonlinear analysis

J. Červenka, V. Červenka, M. Sýkora & J. Mlčoch

Modelling boundary conditions imposed by loads and supports in 3D D-regions

C. Meléndez & P.F. Miguel

Parameter identification as the basis for finite element simulations of ultimate limit states of concrete hinges

J. Kalliauer, T. Schlappal, H.A. Mang & B. Pichler

Rotational capacity of concrete beams using a crack process band

J.P. Ulfkjaer

An embedded rebar model for computational analysis of reinforced concrete structures with applications to longitudinal joints in precast tunnel lining segments

V.E. Gall, S.N. Butt, G.E. Neu & G. Meschke

Robust design of hybrid steel fiber reinforced concrete tunnel lining segments

G.E. Neu, V.E. Gall, S. Freitag & G. Meschke

Structural analysis of segmented tunnel rings: A combination of transfer relations with an interface law

J.L. Zhang, H.A. Mang, X. Liu, Y. Yuan & B. Pichler

Steel-concrete interaction, fiber-reinforced concrete, and masonry

Investigation of dowel action on a steel-concrete bond model for reinforced concrete structures

C. Turgut, L. Jason, L. Davenne & A. Pirard

Multi-scale tension stiffening approach for the minimum reinforcement of hybrid concrete beams

A.P. Fantilli, A. Gorino & B. Chiaia

Investigation of effect of local bond model on crack propagation in RC using 3D RBSM

L. Eddy, K. Matsumoto, K. Nagai & Z. Wang

Modeling of bond fatigue in reinforced concrete based on cumulative measure of slip

A. Baktheer & R. Chudoba

Fatigue life assessment of reinforced concrete members considering bond-slip

S. Bhowmik & S. Ray

Simulation of interface behavior between steel and concrete to study loss of bond due to reinforcement corrosion

B. Sanz, J. Planas & J.M. Sancho

Modeling of localization and softening behavior of passively confined concrete using coupled RBSM and nonlinear shell FEM

R. Mendoza Jr., Y. Yamamoto, H. Nakamura & T. Miura

Simulation of reinforced ductile cement-based composite beams under cyclic loads

S.L. Billington, Y. Shao, T.E. Frank, M.J. Bandelt & D.M. Moreno

The use of trilinear softening functions for modelling the cracking of fibre reinforced concrete

A. Enfedaque, M.G. Alberti & J.C. Gálvez

Model comparisons for a shell structure made of textile reinforced concrete

T. Senckpiel & U. Häussler-Combe

Finite element research of reinforced concrete structures strengthened with Textile Reinforced Concrete (TRC)

A. Schumann, R. Zobel & M. Curbach

Probabilistic multiple cracking model of elastic-brittle matrix composite reflecting randomness in matrix, reinforcement and bond

M. Vořechovský, R. Chudoba, Y. Li & R. Rypl

Numerical modelling of textile reinforced concrete sandwich panels

I.G. Colombo, M. Colombo & M. di Prisco

A two-phased and multi-scale finite element analysis of the tensile creep behavior of polypropylene fiber reinforced concrete

R. Vrijdaghs, E. Verstrynge, L. Vandewalle & M. di Prisco

Numerical simulation of the fracture behaviour of glass fibre reinforced cement: A cohesive crack approach

A. Enfedaque, M.G. Alberti & J.C. Gálvez

Multiscale modeling of steel fiber reinforced concrete based on the use of coupling finite elements and mesh fragmentation technique

L.A.G. Bitencourt Jr., Y.T. Trindade, T.N. Bittencourt, O.L. Manzoli & E.A. Rodrigues

Nonlinear finite element analysis of steel fiber-reinforced concrete coupling beams

S.-W. Kim, H.-D. Yun, S.-J. Jang, W.-S. Park, Y.-I. Jang & C.-S. Choi

Micromechanics based modelling of fibre reinforced cementitious composites

I.C. Mihai, A.D. Jefferson & P. Lyons

Tensile viscous response of Strain Hardening UHPFRC under high restraint and isothermal conditions

M.A. Hafiz & E. Denarié

A beam-particle model to identify constitutive laws for quasi-brittle materials under complex loading: From concrete to masonry

C. Oliver-Leblond, C. Giry, C. Limoge, M. Vassaux, E. Anglade & F. Ragueneau

The adobe delta damage model

T. Li Piani, J. Weerheijm, L. Koene & L.J. Sluys

Non-proportional loading for 3-D stress situations in sequentially linear analysis

M. Pari, J.G. Rots & M.A.N. Hendriks

Shear-sliding behavior of masonry: Numerical micro-modeling of triplet tests

F. Ferretti, C. Mazzotti, R. Esposito & J.G. Rots

Dynamic behavior: From seismic retrofit to impact simulation

Mechanical model of adhesive post-installed anchor subjected to combined force

Y. Takase, M. Mizoguchi & T. Wada

FEM analysis of post-installed adhesive anchors under combined stress

Y. Ishida, H. Sakata, Y. Takase, Y. Maida, Y. Shirai & T. Sato

Mechanical model of shear stress transfer of roughened concrete surface for R/C existing member

T. Isozaki, U. Musya, Y. Takase, T. Abe, K. Sakamoto, T. Hiwatashi & K. Katori

A practical design method to retrofit existing RC buildings with viscous dampers

R. Gobirahavan & A.C. Wijeyewickrema

An improved RSA procedure to compute shear force in tall RC shear wall buildings

K. Khy, C. Chintanapakdee & A.C. Wijeyewickrema

Introduction of shear warping in fibre beam elements for the computation of the nonlinear behaviour of concrete beams

S. Capdevielle, S. Grange, F. Dufour & C. Desprez

Characterization of cracks of damaged concrete structures in dynamics

R. Akiki, C. Giry & F. Gatuingt

High-dynamic strengthening of cementitious materials subjected to uniaxial compression

E. Binder, H.A. Mang, Y. Yuan & B. Pichler

Modelling of reinforced concrete members for high impulsive loading

Y. Lu & J. Xu

About the Editors

Günther Meschke is Professor at the Institute for Structural Mechanics at Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany

Bernhard Pichler is Associate Professor and scientific head of the laboratory for macroscopic materials testing at Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria

Jan G. Rots is Professor of Structural Mechanics in the department of architectural engineering and technology at Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands.

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