© 2011

Numerical Modeling of Concrete Cracking

  • Günter Hofstetter
  • Günther Meschke


  • Provides fundamental knowledge of the different approaches for modeling cracking of concrete

  • Provides a critical surgery of the state-of-the-art in computational concrete mechanics

  • Demonstrates the potentials of the different approaches for practical applications in civil engineering


Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 532)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Milan Jirásek
    Pages 1-49
  3. Ignacio Carol, Andrés Idiart, Carlos López, Antonio Caballero
    Pages 51-97
  4. Alfredo E. Huespe, Javier Oliver
    Pages 99-159
  5. G. Hofstetter, C. Feist, H. Lehar, Y. Theiner, B. Valentini, B. Winkler
    Pages 161-219
  6. Günther Meschke, Stefan Grasberger, Christian Becker, Stefan Jox
    Pages 265-327

About this book


The book presents the underlying theories of the different approaches for modeling cracking of concrete and provides a critical survey of the state-of-the-art in computational concrete mechanics. It covers a broad spectrum of topics related to modeling of cracks, including continuum-based and discrete crack models, meso-scale models, advanced discretization strategies to capture evolving cracks based on the concept of finite elements with embedded discontinuities and on the extended finite element method,  and extensions to coupled problems such a hygro-mechanical problems as required in computational durability analyses of concrete structures.


Discrete crack model embedded discontinuity extended finite element method poromechanics smeared crack model

Editors and affiliations

  • Günter Hofstetter
    • 1
  • Günther Meschke
    • 2
  1. 1.University of InnsbruckAustria
  2. 2.Ruhr University BochumGermany

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Oil, Gas & Geosciences