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Damage Mechanics of Cementitious Materials and Structures

Edited by Gilles Pijaudier-Cabot, ISA BTP, University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour, France Frédéric Dufour, Grenoble INP, France

ISBN: 9781848213401

Publication Date: December 2011   Hardback   272 pp.

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The book, prepared in honor of the retirement of Professor J. Mazars, provides a wide overview of continuum damage modeling applied to cementitious materials.
It starts from micro-nanoscale analyses, then follows on to continuum approaches and computational issues. The final part of the book presents industry-based case studies.
The contents emphasize multiscale and coupled approaches toward the serviceability and the safety of concrete structures.


1. Bottom–Up: From Atoms to Concrete Structures, Franz-Josef Ulm and Roland J-M Pellenq.
2. Poromechanics of Saturated Isotropic Nanoporous Materials, Romain Vermorel, Gilles Pijaudier-Cabot, Christelle Miqueu and Bruno Mendiboure.
3. Stress-based Non-local Damage Model, Cédric Giry and Frédéric Dufour.
4. Discretization of Higher Order Gradient Damage Models Using Isogeometric Finite Elements, Clemens V. Verhoosel, Michael A. Scott, Michael J. Borden, Thomas J.R. Hughes and René De Borst.
5. Macro and Mesoscale Models to Predict Concrete Failure and Size Effects, David Grégoire, Peter Grassl, Laura B. Rojas-Solano and Gilles Pijaudier-Cabot.
6. Statistical Aspects of Quasi-Brittle Size Effect and Lifetime, with Consequences for Safety and Durability of Large Structures, Zdenek P. Bažant, Jia-Liang Le and Qiang Yu.
7. Tertiary Creep: A Coupling Between Creep and Damage – Application to the Case of Radioactive Waste Disposal, Jean-Michel Torrenti, Thomas De Larrard and Farid Benboudjema.
8. Study of Damages and Risks Related to Complex Industrial Facilities, Bruno Gerard, Bruno Capra, Gaël Thillard and Christophe Baillis.
9. Measuring Earthquake Damages to a High Strength Concrete Structure, Patrick Paultre, Benedikt Weber, Sébastian Mousseau and Jean Proulx.

About the Authors

Gilles Pijaudier-Cabot is Professor of Civil Engineering at ISA BTP, University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour in France.
Frédéric Dufour is Professor at the Engineering School for Energy, Water and Environment of Grenoble INP in France


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