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Computers and Concrete
  Volume 7, Number 2, April 2010 , pages 87-102
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12989/cac.2010.7.2.087
 


The virtual penetration laboratory: new developments for projectile penetration in concrete
Mark D. Adley, Andreas O. Frank, Kent T. Danielson, Stephen A. Akers and James L. O

 
Abstract
    This paper discusses new capabilities developed for the Virtual Penetration Laboratory (VPL) software package to address the challenges of determining Penetration Resistance (PR) equations for concrete materials. Specifically, the paper introduces a three-invariant concrete constitutive model recently developed by the authors. The Advanced Fundamental Concrete (AFC) model was developed to provide a fast-running predictive model to simulate the behavior of concrete and other high-strength geologic materials. The Continuous Evolutionary Algorithms (CEA) automatic fitting algorithms used to fit the new model are discussed, and then examples are presented to demonstrate the effectiveness of the new AFC model. Finally, the AFC model in conjunction with the VPL software package is used to develop a PR equation for a concrete material.
 
Key Words
    penetration mechanics; constitutive modeling; evolutionary algorithms.
 
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Mark D. Adley, Andreas O. Frank, Kent T. Danielson, Stephen A. Akers and James L. O
 

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