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Yu, C. (author)
It is difficult to accurately predict the strength of masonry and concrete structures. The most widely used method for simulating their behaviour is finite element analysis with the Newton-Raphson method and arch length control. However, the Newton-Raphson method can diverge and not produce a result, for example in bifurcations or during snap...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Korswagen Eguren, P.A. (author), Longo, M. (author), Meulman, E. (author), Rots, J.G. (author)
In recent years, gas extraction in the northern part of the Netherlands has been causing low-magnitude, induced, shallow earthquakes. Besides safety, the prediction and evaluation of ‘light’ damage due to these induced ground motions is important, as it is related to economic and serviceability losses, and societal unrest. An experimental and...
journal article 2019
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Xin, H. (author), Veljkovic, M. (author)
The assessment of fatigue crack initiation behavior of steel structures is essential and important especially to improve the application of high strength steel in construction. For a complete understanding of fatigue endurance, it is necessary to combine the phenomenological damage model with finite element numerical approach. In this paper,...
journal article 2019
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Fang, H. (author), Szymanski, N. (author), Versteylen, C.D. (author), Cloetens, P. (author), Kwakernaak, C. (author), Sloof, W.G. (author), Tichelaar, F.D. (author), Balachandran, S. (author), Herbig, M (author), Brück, E.H. (author), van der Zwaag, S. (author), van Dijk, N.H. (author)
When metals are mechanically loaded at elevated temperatures for extended periods of time, creep damage will occur in the form of cavities at grain boundaries. In the present experiments it is demonstrated that in binary iron-tungsten alloys creep damage can be self healed by selective precipitation of a W-rich phase inside these cavities. Using...
journal article 2019
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Korswagen Eguren, P.A. (author), Jonkman, Sebastiaan N. (author), Terwel, K.C. (author)
Evaluating and predicting structural damage from multi-hazards is a complex task mainly due to the varying ways in which hazards affect structures. Also, different damage scales that employ different parameters and criteria are used for evaluating the hazards, making a connection between the damage assessment of two or more hazards difficult....
journal article 2019
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Granneman, S.J.C. (author), Lubelli, B. (author), van Hees, R.P.J. (author)
Weathering of porous building materials caused by the crystallization of soluble salts is a ubiquitous problem in the built cultural heritage. Especially lime-based mortars are susceptible to salt decay, due to both their bimodal pore size distribution and low mechanical strength. The addition of crystallization modifiers to mortars during...
journal article 2019
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de Almeida Sousa, E. (author), van Gent, Marcel R.A. (author), Hofland, B. (author)
In order to design reliable coastal structures, for present and future scenarios, universal and precise damage assessment methods are required. This study addresses this need, and presents improved damage characterization methods for coastal structures with rock armored slopes. The data used in this study were obtained from a test campaign...
journal article 2019
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Alderliesten, R.C. (author)
With the introduction of fibre metal laminates (FMLs) as a (fatigue) damage tolerant material concept in aeronautics, an interesting field emerged where fatigue damage interaction plays a dominant role. The hybrid concept effectively demands evaluating fatigue damage growth based on fracture phenomena typical for both metals and fibre...
journal article 2019
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Saeedifar, M. (author), Najafabadi, Mehdi Ahmadi (author), Zarouchas, D. (author), Toudeshky, Hossein Hosseini (author), Jalalvand, Meisam (author)
Despite the key advantages of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composites, they are susceptible to Barely Visible Impact Damage (BVID) under transverse loadings. This study investigates BVID in two quasi-isotropic carbon/epoxy laminates under quasi-static indentation and Low-Velocity Impact (LVI) loadings using Acoustic Emission (AE). First,...
journal article 2018
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Hiensch, E.J.M. (author), Burgelman, Nico (author), Hoeding, Wouter (author), Linders, Mark (author), Steenbergen, M.J.M.M. (author), Zoeteman, A. (author)
The extensive usage of railway infrastructure demands a high level of robustness, which can be achieved partly by considering (and managing) the track and rolling stock as one integral system with due attention to their interface. A growing number of infra managers consider, in this framework, the track-friendliness of vehicles that have...
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Sauvage, L.L.F. (author), Wei, W. (author), Martinez, M.J. (author)
Pastel paintings are one of the most fragile types of objects of art. When handling loan requests, conservators lack scientific data to assess the risk for damage in transport, and thus for making decisions whether they can be transported. A research project was initiated in 2014 to investigate the effect of vibrations on the condition of pastel...
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Saeedifar, M. (author), Ahmadi Najafabadi, Mehdi (author), Zarouchas, D. (author), Hosseini Toudeshky, Hossein (author), Jalalvand, Meisam (author)
This study focuses on the clustering of the indentation-induced interlaminar and intralaminar damages in carbon/epoxy laminated composites using Acoustic Emission (AE) technique. Two quasi-isotropic specimens with layups of [60/0/-60]4S (is named dispersed specimen) and [604/04/-604]S (is named blocked specimen) were fabricated and subjected to...
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Dalgiç, K.D. (author), Hendriks, M.A.N. (author), Ilki, Alper (author), Broere, W. (author)
The current article presents a case study of the settlement response of the historic Hoca Pasha Mosque that involves uncertainties arising from the complex excavation activities, soil properties, building materials, and geometry and the presence of pre-existing cracks in the mosque’s walls. The objective is to demonstrate the added value of a...
journal article 2018
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Prendergast, L.J. (author), Gavin, K. (author)
Soil supporting foundations for infrastructural assets such as bridges are repeatedly subjected to dynamic loading from passing traffic. The load-displacement characteristics are nonlinear at even small to medium strains, however this effect is mostly modelled using secant stiffness models with effective linear stiffness. This simplification...
conference paper 2018
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Vandoren, B.S.L. (author), Simone, A. (author)
Two anisotropic stress-based gradient-enhanced damage models are proposed to address the issue of spurious damage growth typical of continuous standard gradient-enhanced damage models. Both models are based on a decreasing interaction length upon decreasing stresses and do not require additional model parameters or extra degrees of freedom...
journal article 2018
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Davila, C.G. (author), Bisagni, C. (author)
The fatigue life and damage tolerance of composite stiffened panels with indentation damage are investigated experimentally using single-stringer compression specimens. The indentation damage was induced to one of the two flanges of the stringer of every panel. The advantages of indentation compared to impact are the simplicity of application...
journal article 2018
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Ferretti, F. (author), Mazzotti, C. (author), Esposito, R. (author), Rots, J.G. (author)
Masonry is a composite material, whose behavior is strongly influenced by the presence of vertical and horizontal mortar joints, weak elements along which the shear failure usually occurs. The scope of the present work was to investigate factors that could affect the shear-sliding behavior of masonry, by performing numerical simulations of...
conference paper 2018
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Bisagni, C. (author), Furfari, Domenico (author), Pacchione, Marco (author)
An experimental study has been carried out to investigate the behaviour of co-bonded carbon fibre reinforced plastics joints with a novel design incorporating a through the thickness local reinforcement. Different specimens were manufactured to investigate static and fatigue behaviour, as well as delamination size after impact and damage...
journal article 2018
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Hiensch, E.J.M. (author), Steenbergen, M.J.M.M. (author)
The concept of the rail damage function provides vital understanding of the operational performance of rail grades in terms of surface degradation. The present study extends this concept from conventional to premium pearlitic rail. This is done on the basis of both simulations of dynamic train-track interaction and field observations. Rolling...
journal article 2018
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van Oostrum, A.P. (author), Zarouchas, D. (author)
Progressive damage analysis of composite structures remains problematic, holding back the full potential of these materials. Widely used continuum damage models feature a heuristical stiffness reduction to reflect damage, resulting in an unrealistic representation of damage patterns. To the end of a more realistic failure representation, this...
journal article 2018
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