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A stereological ubiquitiformal softening model for concrete
 
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State Key Laboratory of Explosion Science and Technology, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China
Publish date: 2019-01-20
Submission date: 2017-08-01
Acceptance date: 2018-06-12
 
Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 2019;57(1):27–35
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A stereological ubiquitiformal softening model for describing the softening behavior of con- crete under quasi-static uniaxial tensile loadings is presented in this paper. In the model, both the damage evaluation process of fracture cross-sections and their distribution along the specimens axis are taken into account. The numerical results of a certain kind of full grade concrete made of crushed coarse aggregate are found to be in good agreement with the experimental data. Moreover, an experiental relation between the lower bound to the scale invariance of concrete and its tensile strength is also obtained by data fitting of the experimental data, which provides an effective approach to determine the lower bound to scale invariance of concrete.
 
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