Mean stress dependent nonlinear hyperelasticity coupled with damage stiffness degradation. A thermodynamical approach

Solenn Le Pense

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Abstract

Porous materials, such as geomaterials, exhibit a behaviour dependent on the confining pressure. The aim of this paper is to study the degradation of the elastic stiffness of mean stress dependent materials, due to the deterioration of the microstructure during loading. Continuum damage mechanics offers a framework to model this rigidity deterioration. In addition to the concept of effective stress, a choice has to be made between two widely used hypotheses, the principle of strain equivalence and the principle of equivalent elastic energy, in order to build a complete modelling framework. A mean stress dependent hyperelastic formulation is used to ensure a conservative behaviour, and associated to the two previous damage modelling assumptions, whose effects are compared. This allows for mean stress dependent elasticity to be reproduced, with elastic moduli increasing with mean stress while decreasing with damage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-89
Number of pages5
JournalMechanics Research Communications
Volume60
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Damage
  • Porous media
  • Principle of equivalent elastic energy
  • Principle of strain equivalence
  • Stiffness degradation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials Science(all)

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