Course detail

Theory of elasticity, plasticity and failure

FAST-DDB034Acad. year: 2023/2024

Linear elastic fracture mechanics LEFM, fracture process zone, applicability of LEFM, nonlinear fracture mechanics, fracture-mechanical parameters of material.
Strain localization, spurious mesh sensitivity, localization limiters, crack band model, nonlocal continuum mechanics.
Constitutive laws for concrete and other quasibrittle materials.
Size effect, deterministic-energetic and statistical explanation, size effect of modulus of rupture.
Modelling using nonlinear fracture mechanics software ATENA and software SARA (stochastic fracture mechanics).

Language of instruction

Czech

Number of ECTS credits

8

Mode of study

Not applicable.

Department

Institute of Structural Mechanics (STM)

Entry knowledge

Finite element method, elasticity, plasticity, strength of materials, numerical methods.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Aims

Theoretical knowledge of numerical modelling of structures made of quasibrittle materials (concrete).
Understanding of aspects of strain localization and size effect.
Students will learn about possibilities of present software tools.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Not applicable.

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme DPC-K Doctoral, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional
  • Programme DKA-K Doctoral, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional
  • Programme DKC-K Doctoral, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional
  • Programme DPA-K Doctoral, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Type of materials with respect to softening, introduction into material constitutive laws. 2. Linear elastic fracture mechanics LEFM, fracture process zone, applicability of LEFM. 3. Nonlinear fracture mechanics, fracture-mechanical parameters of material. 4. Strain localization, spurious mesh sensitivity, localization limiters. 5. Crack band model, nonlocal continuum mechanics. 6. Constitutive laws for concrete and other quasibrittle materials. 7. Fracture-plastic model, microplane model. 8. Size effect, deterministic-energetic and statistical explanation. 9. Size effect of modulus of rupture. 10. Fundamentals of damage mechanics. 11. Modelling using nonlinear fracture mechanics software ATENA. 12. Stochastic fracture mechanics. 13. Modelling using software system SARA.