This paper describes recent numerical simulation results of some experiments
carried out by Nooru-Mohamed to study mixed mode fracture of concrete. The numerical
simulation is based on a meso-mechanical model developed in the group of Mechanics of
Materials UPC, which represents the largest aggregate particles explicitly, and represent
cracks in a discrete manner by inserting zero-tickness interface elements in all potential crack trajectories a priori of the analysis.
Rodrígez, M. [et al.]. Meso-mechanical analysis of the fracture of concrete specimens in mixed mode. A: International Conference on Computational Plasticity. "X International Conference on Computational Plasticity". Barcelona: 2009, p. 1-4.