Triaxial Nonlocal Models and Applications

In the preceding section we discussed the most basic issues of the nonlocal models based on simple uniaxial cases. Now we address various other possible phenomenological formulations with features that are essentially three-dimensional, and show the general aspects of some practical applications. We also address the most basic problem of making an experimental determination of the characteristic length £.

Triaxial Nonlocal Models and Applications

Figure 13.2.1 Finite dement meshes used by Bazant and Lin (1988a) to analyze three – point bending of notched specimens of three sizes in the ratios 1:2:4 (from Bazant and Lin 1988a).