Doctoral Researcher
Erik Tamsen

Multi-scale simulation of the anisotropic damping properties in impact-loaded, reinforced concrete

B1 Anisotropic damping in the concrete © Institute of Construction Materials; Institute of Mechanics and Shell Structures

Micro-macro modeling of impact on short fiber and long fiber reinforced concrete

In this subproject, a method for the numerical calculation of the wave propagation in fiber-reinforced concrete on the fine meso scale is to be developed. For this, representative volume elements are, boundary conditions which represent the spectrum of the large-scale wave propagation, and models for microscopic damage are to be constructed.

A further focus is the homogenization of the fine meso scale, in order to determine parameters for the anisotropic attenuation on the larger scale. For the efficiency of reinforcing layers, a reinforcement orientation optimized to some extent can make a decisive contribution to setting an improved damping behavior. In the sense of a thorough approach, a method for the determination of an optimal virtual orientation of the strengthening elements in the reinforced concrete component is to be developed based on biological soft tissues, taking into account the requirements from the construction practice.

Tamsen, E., Weber, W., Balzani. D., 2018. First steps towards direct micro-macro simulation of reinforced concrete under impact loading. In: Proc. Appl. Math. Mech. 2018, pp. 1–2. GAMM Annual Meeting 19-23 March, 2018, Münich, Germany.

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.


TU Dresden
Institute of Construction Materials
01062 Dresden, Deutschland