Evaluation of LS-DYNA Concrete Material Model 159

An elastoplastic damage model with rate effects was developed for concrete and implemented into LS-DYNA, a commercially available finite element code. This manual documents the evaluation of the concrete material model, including the selection of the concrete model input parameters. The model is evaluated through correlations with test data: drop tower impact of 1/3-scale beams (plain and reinforced), bogie vehicle impact of full-scale reinforced beams, pendulum impact of bridge rails, and quasi-static loading of a safety-shaped barrier. Although the model was developed and evaluated for roadside safety applications, it should also be applicable to many dynamic problems.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The companion manual to this report is "Users Manual for LS-DYNA Concrete Material Model 159," FHWA-HRT-05-062.
  • Corporate Authors:

    APTEK, Incorporated

    1257 Lake Plaza Drive
    Colorado Springs, CO  United States  80906

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135

    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Federal Highway Administration

    Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, 6300 Georgetown Pike
    McLean, VA  United States  22101
  • Authors:
    • Murray, Yvonne D
    • Abu-Odeh, Akram Y
    • Bligh, Roger P
  • Publication Date: 2007-5


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 206p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01055098
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-HRT-05-063
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-98-C-00075
  • Created Date: Aug 17 2007 2:59PM