Mesoscopic analysis of mortar under high-stress creep and low-cycle fatigue loading

Koji Matsumoto, Yasuhiko Sato, Tamon Ueda, Licheng Wang

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Mesoscopic analyses of mortar failure under high-stress creep and low-cycle fatigue loading are presented using a newly developed time-dependent constitutive model for Rigid Body Spring Model, which is a discrete analysis method. The failure process over time was successfully expressed by adopting a four-component combined mechanical model as the time-dependent model of connected springs, and by developing a new method for determining the failure state for load-controlled analysis. The numerical model provides reasonable results not only for the stress-strain characteristics under cyclic loading but also for the inapplicability of Miner's law under varying stress levels. The mechanism of the time-dependent failure of mortar was clarified by investigating the local stress-strain behaviors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-352
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Advanced Concrete Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jun 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)

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