Doctoral Researcher
Aurel Qinami

Efficient and reliable simulation of the failure of reinforced concrete structures under impact

B4 Simulation of structural failure © Institute of Structural Analysis

Non-local damage according to the microplane model

An impact-specific, rate-dependent macroscopic formulation of the microplane model with consideration of the damaged and inelastic material response has to be derived. The dissipative properties are not negligible for the wave propagation in highly dynamically loaded structures.

For a realistic description of the macroscopic structural failure of strengthened concrete structures under impact with an extended microplane model and the discrete implementation of local damage with the eigenerosion approach, a large number of detail developments (material description in impact with microplane model for reinforced concrete and reinforcement layer, effective nonlocal description of extended inelasticity, formulation of eigenerosion for inelasticity) should be taken into account. Moreover, challenges in the combination of the methods (e.g. description of the wave propagation for selected modelling) need to be overcome.

Stochino, F., Qinami, A., Kaliske, M., 2017. Eigenerosion for static and dynamic brittle fracture. Engineering Fracture Mechanics 182:537-551.

Qinami, A., Bryant, E.C., Sun, W., Kaliske, M., 2019. Circumventing mesh bias by r- and h-adaptive techniques for variational eigenfracture. International Journal of Fracture

Qinami, A. and Kaliske, M., 2019. A rate dependent eigenerosion plasticity model for concrete. In Pijaudier-Cabot et al. (eds.) 10th International Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures FraMCoS-X, 23-26 June, 2019, Bayonne, France.

03. – 05.02.2020
Third GRK2250/1 Workshop

Call for Applications

There are 11 open vacancies for doctoral researchers for the second cohort of the project - GRK 2250/2, which will start in May 2020. Interested and motivated candidates are welcome to apply before 13.12.2019. More detailed information can be found here.


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