Development of a bi-material representative volume element using damaged homogenisation approach

Jelvehpour, Ali & Dhanasekar, Manicka (2013) Development of a bi-material representative volume element using damaged homogenisation approach. Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics, 1(6), pp. 43-47.

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Most civil engineering structures are formed using a number of materials that are bonded to each other with their surface-to-surface interaction playing key role on the overall response of the structure. Unfortunately these interactions are extremely variable; simplified and extremely detailed models trialed to date prove quite complex. Models that assume perfect interaction, on the other hand, predict unsafe behavior. In this paper a damage mechanics based interaction between two materials of different softening properties is developed using homogenisation approach. This paper describes the process of developing a bi-material representative volume element (RVE) using damaged homogenisation approach. The novelty in this paper is the development of non-local transient damage identification algorithm. Numerical examples prove the stability of the approach for a simplified RVE and encourage application to other shapes of RVEs.

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ID Code: 65505
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Transient Gradient Non-Local, Homogenisation, Damage Mechanics
DOI: 10.4236/jamp.2013.16009
ISSN: 2327-4379
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Please consult the authors
Deposited On: 20 Dec 2013 00:17
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2014 16:18

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