1st Edition

Elasto-Plastic Damage Behaviour of Concrete Elements

By Hidenori Tanaka Copyright 2023
    112 Pages 73 Color & 7 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    112 Pages 73 Color & 7 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Elasto-Plastic Damage Behaviour of Concrete Elements presents the results of practical experiments with numerical analyses and case studies, along with a summary of basic theory, to provide an accessible explanation for young practising engineers on the performance evaluation of concrete structures.

    It shows how the mechanical phenomena of familiar concrete structures can be expressed using mathematical models and provides a solid basic understanding of the nonlinear behaviour of concrete structures. It applies elasto-plastic theory to damage mechanics and the modelling of cracks in concrete, drawing on the author’s 25 years of design and construction experience as a professional engineer, as well as recent research.

    • Sets out the reality of damage mechanics in concrete
    • Connects standard theory with good design and construction practice

    The book is suitable for structural design engineers and researchers.

    1. Introduction. 

    2. Theory of Elasto-Plastic-Damage Mechanics. 

    3. Strength Characteristics of Concrete by Elasto-Plastic-Damage Mechanics. 

    4. Structural Experiments and Numerical Analyses. 

    5. Applicability of Damage Mechanics to the Concrete Field. 



    Hidenori Tanaka is a Professor at National Institute of Technology (KOSEN), Gunma College, Japan. He previously worked for 25 years as a design engineer for Japan Mining Corporation and Penta Ocean Construction Corporation.