1st Edition

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

Edited By Günther Meschke, Bernhard Pichler, Jan Rots Copyright 2018
    1048 Pages
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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


    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.