Damage and Cracking of Concrete Structures

From Theory to Practice

Damage and Cracking of Concrete Structures

Jacky Mazars, Grenoble Alpes University, France
Stéphane Grange, INSA Lyon, France

ISBN : 9781786306999

Publication Date : November 2022

Hardcover 296 pp

165.00 USD



Understanding and managing damage and cracking in concrete is essential to ensuring the integrity and durability of civil engineering structures.

Both theoretical and practical, this book presents a comprehensive approach to these problems by proposing models and numerical modeling strategies that are treated in a manner that is both simplified and efficient. It proposes a wide variety of applications that are derived from research programs and engineering cases.

This book also addresses many situations, such as monotonic or cyclic behavior, seismic responses, a description of fast dynamic situations and effects due to the maturation of concrete at an early age in massive structures. Numerous detailed exercises are provided to help students to understand modeling and calculation techniques.

Damage and Cracking of Concrete Structures is indeed intended for students, but also for engineers and researchers in the field of mechanics of materials and structures and, more generally, in civil engineering.


1. Mechanisms of Deformation and Failure of Concrete.
2. Damage Concept and Its Applicability to Concrete.
3. Damage Modeling.
4. Numerical Calculation of Damage.
5. Applications to Common Reinforced Concrete Structural Elements Cases.
6. Modeling of Situations Related to Specific Loadings.
7. Structures Combining Beams and Planar Elements.
8. Assessment of Cracking by Limit Analysis.
9. Exercises and Supplements.

About the authors/editors

Jacky Mazars is Emeritus Professor at the Polytechnic Institute – Grenoble Alpes University, France, Associate Professor at the University of Sherbrooke, Canada and Honorary Director of the 3SR laboratory in Grenoble. He was one of the initiators of applying damage mechanics to concrete and has led many original developments towards understanding the behavior of structures under severe loadings.

Stéphane Grange is Professor at INSA Lyon, France, and Director of the GEOMAS Civil Engineering Laboratory. His research focuses on the dynamic behavior of structures in interaction with their environment and on nonlinear dynamic numerical modeling.