Document Type

Concrete and geopolymer materials paper

Publication details

Piscesa, B, Attard, MM & Samani, AK 2014, 'Refined plasticity model for concrete stress-strain relationship part I: prediction of peak stress and residual stress', in ST Smith (ed.), 23rd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM23), vol. I, Byron Bay, NSW, 9-12 December, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW, pp. 149-154. ISBN: 9780994152008.

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A refined plasticity model for concrete stress-strain relationships is proposed. The proposed failure surface has the ability to evolve its form based on empirical formulation in which being extracted from the experimental results via the frictional driver parameter (α). Two main features are highlighted in this paper such as the peak stress prediction and residual stress prediction of the proposed model. In this paper the comparison of proposed models with experimental results weighted on uniaxial-triaxial compression in axial direction. In the next part of the research a non-associative flow rule in which has an inclusion of size effect to be applied in the constitutive driver is proposed and experimental comparison in both axial and lateral direction is discussed.