Published in Engineering Fracture Mechanics Vol. 35 (1-2-3), pp. 219-231, 1990
In this paper a plastic damage model for nonlinear finite element analysis of concrete is presented. The model is based on standard plasticity theory for frictional materials. Details of the expressions of a new yield function proposed and of the evolution laws of the model parameters are given. The model allows to include elastic and plastic stiffness degradation effects. This is also discussed in the paper together with the problem of mesh objectivity, and the a posteriori determination of cracks. Finally, one example of application which shows the accuracy of the model is also given.