Monotonic loading of brittle materials: a stochastic damage model

David J. Kirkner, B F Spencer, Satish Kandarpa

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Abstract

The focus of this study is the development of a stochastic model that can account for the variability exhibited by the force-displacement response at the macro-scale for brittle materials. In particular, an extension of the one-dimensional model proposed by Krajcinovic and Silva is considered. The validity of the model is demonstrated through comparison with experimental data based on uniaxial compressive tests on concrete specimens. The model is shown to offer a viable and simple alternative to empirically based methods for exploring some of the statistical aspects of the force-displacement behavior of brittle materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProbabilistic Mechanics and Structural and Geotechnical Reliability, Proceedings of the Specialty Conference
PublisherASCE
Pages354-357
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 7th Specialty Conference on Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural Reliability - Worcester, MA, USA
Duration: Aug 7 1996Aug 9 1996

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1996 7th Specialty Conference on Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural Reliability
CityWorcester, MA, USA
Period8/7/968/9/96

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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