Computational homogenization simulation on steel reinforced resin used in the injected bolted connections

Haohui Xin*, Martin Nijgh, Milan Veljkovic

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In this paper, compressive material tests on unconfined/confined resin and steel reinforced resin were experimentally evaluated in order to validate the numerical results. The uniaxial model which combines damage mechanics and Ramberg-Osgood relationship is proposed in this paper to describe the uniaxial compressive behaviour of resin and steel reinforced resin. Numerical homogenization is conducted to predict the tensile and shear behaviour of steel reinforced resin after validated by compressive material test results. The friction angle β the ratio of the yield stress in triaxial tension to the yield stress in triaxial compression K, and the dilation angle ψ of the linear drucker-prager plastic model are obtained based on experiments and numerical homogenization simulation. The confinement effects on resin and steel reinforced resin could be effectively simulated by combing above parameters and uniaxial compressive model. Finite element simulations on unconfined/ confined resin and steel reinforced resin material tests were conducted to validate the material parameters proposed in this paper. A good agreement is observed, indicating the model and parameters proposed in this paper could be effectively used in the finite element simulation of injected bolts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)942-957
Number of pages16
JournalComposite Structures
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2019

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  • Computational homogenization
  • Finite element simulation
  • Linear Drucker-Prager plastic model
  • Steel reinforced resin


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