A 3-D finite element modeling for the textile-reinforced concrete plates under tensile load using a non-linear behaviour for cementitious matrix
A big question in the numerical approaches for the mechanical behavior of the textile-reinforced concrete (TRC) composite under tensile loading is how to model the cracking of the cementitious matrix. This paper presents numerical results of 3-D modeling of TRC composite in which the non-linear behavior model was used by considering the cracking for the cementitious matrix. The input data based on the experimental results in the literature. As numerical results, the TRC composite provides a strain-hardening behavior with three phases in which the second one is characterized by the drops in stress on the stress-strain curve. Furthermore, this model could show the failure mode of the TRC specimen with the multi-cracking on its surface after the numerical tests. From this model, the development of a crack from micro-crack to macro at a cross-section was highlighted. The stress jumps in reinforcement textile after each crack was also observed and analyzed. In comparison with the experiment, a good agreement between both results was found for all cases of this study. A parametric study could show the effect of the length and position of the measurement zone on the stress-strain curve of TRC’s mechanical behavior.
textile reinforced concrete (TRC); cementitious matrix; textile reinforcement; mechanical behaviour; numerical modeling.
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