Impact damage assessment by using peridynamic theory

Erkan Oterkus, I Guven, E Madenci

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This study presents an application of peridynamic theory for predicting residual strength of impact damaged building components by considering a reinforced panel subjected to multiple load paths. The validity of the approach is established first by simulating a controlled experiment resulting in mixed-mode fracture of concrete. The agreement between the PD prediction and the experimentally observed behavior is remarkable especially considering the simple material model used for the concrete. Subsequently, the PD simulation concerns damage assessment and residual strength of a reinforced panel under compression after impact due to a rigid penetrator.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)523-531
Number of pages9
JournalCentral European Journal of Engineering
Issue number4
Early online date21 Jun 2012
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012


  • impact
  • damage
  • residual strength
  • peridynamics
  • peridynamic theory
  • impact damage assessment


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