B1 Multi-scale simulation of the anisotropic damping properties of fiber-reinforced concrete under impact loading

Doctoral Researcher
Erik Tamsen

Principal Investigator
Daniel Balzani
Wolfgang Weber

in cooperation with 
Michael Kaliske
Viktor Mechtcherine

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Multiscale modelling principle - from single fiber to composite
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Micro-macro modeling of impact on short fiber and long fiber reinforced concrete

In this subproject, a method for the numerical calculation of the wave propagation in fiber-reinforced concrete on the fine meso scale is to be developed. For this, representative volume elements, boundary conditions which represent the spectrum of the large-scale wave propagation, and models for microscopic damage are to be constructed.

A further focus is the homogenization of the fine meso scale, in order to determine parameters for the anisotropic attenuation on the larger scale. For the efficiency of reinforcing layers, a reinforcement orientation optimized to some extent can make a decisive contribution to setting an improved damping behavior. In the sense of a thorough approach, a method for the determination of an optimal virtual orientation of the strengthening elements in the reinforced concrete component is to be developed based on biological soft tissues, taking into account the requirements from the construction practice.

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

  • Tamsen, E., Balzani D.: A general, implicit, large-strain FE2 framework for the simulation of dynamic problems on two scales. Computational Mechanics (2020) – under review

Other Publications

  • Tamsen, E., Weber, W., Balzani D.: First steps towards the direct micro-macro simulation of reinforced concrete under impact loading, PAMM, 18(1):e201800181, 2018.