A simple plastic-damage model for the cement-soil admixture

X. J. Yu, Z. Fang, S. Y. Wang, Y. Yan, Jianhua Yin

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An Elastic Plastic-Damage (EPD) model is developed to model the softening behaviour of the cement-soil admixture based on continuous damage mechanics. The softening behaviour is considered to be characteristic outcome of the material degradation due to damage in material. Material degradation is modelled by reducing progressively the stiffness and yield stress of the material when the damage variable has attained a critical index. The basic equations of the model are derived and presented. A Fortran program for this model has been developed and implemented into a finite element code ABAQUS. In order to evaluate the applicability of this model, several unconfined compression tests are simulated using ABAQUS with this model. The computed results are compared with measured data and good agreement is achieved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1145-1148
Number of pages4
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Issue numberPART 2
Publication statusPublished - 19 Nov 2007
EventAsian Pacific Conference for Fracture and Strength (APCFS'06) - Sanya, Hainan Island, China
Duration: 22 Nov 200625 Nov 2006


  • Cement-soil
  • Damage
  • Degradation
  • FE

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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