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Concrete Mechanics for Performance Based Design

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June 2023: Peter Grassl presented a plenary lecture on fracture processes in cohesive-frictional materials at CFrac 2023 in Prague.

June 2023: Xiawei Liu presented her work on rate dependent damage-plasticity models at CFrac 2023 in Prague.

April 2023: Gumaa Abdelrhim presented his work on geometric nonlinear frame elements at UKACM 2023 in Warwick, UK.
Extended Abstract

February 2023: Peter Grassl presented the group's work on corrosion induced cracking at Materials seminar series at Imperial College London.
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New article: Peter Grassl. "3D lattice meso-scale modelling of the effect of lateral compression on tensile fracture processes in concrete", International Journal of Solids and Structures, Volumes 262–263, 1 February 2023, 112086
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The aim of our research at the James Watt School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow is to understand, predict and improve the response of concrete and concrete structures. Our work is focused on deterioration processes, development of new materials, optimisation of material use, repair and strengthening techniques, and response of structures subjected to accidental loading. Currently, our methodologies comprise the following areas: Meso/Micro scale modelling , Constitutive modelling and Structural modelling. We contribute to the development of the finite element program OOFEM. You can find all our models implemented in our github fork of OOFEM. Our results are described in our publications.

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