The Winfrith Concrete Model : Beauty or Beast ? Insights into the Winfrith Concrete Model

This introductory document describes the basic plasticity model, the strain rate formulations and tensile cracking options. The *MAT_WINFRITH_CONCRETE model is another of the so called LS-DYNA ‘simple input’ concrete models, that include the *MAT_PSEUDO_TENSOR (MAT016), *MAT_CONCRETE_DAMAGE_REL3 (MAT072R3) and *MAT_CSCM_CONCRETE (MAT159). The Winfrith model requires the user to specify the unconfined compression and tensile strength.