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Strong embedded discontinuities for simulating fracture in quasi-brittle materials
(Fracture Mechanics of Concrete StructuresFracture Mechanics of Concrete Structures, 2001)
In this paper embedded strong discontinuities are used to model discrete cracking in materials like concrete. In the approach followed a discontinuous displacement field is considered and the deformation is localized at a ...
A p-adaptive scheme for overcoming volumetric locking during isochoric plastic deformation
(Solids, Structures and Coupled Problems in Engineering : ECCM-2001: 2nd European Conference on Computational MechanicsSolids, Structures and Coupled Problems in Engineering : ECCM-2001: 2nd European Conference on Computational Mechanics, 2001)
A p-adaptive scheme is developed in order to overcome volumetric locking in low order finite elements. A special adaptive scheme is used which is based on the partition of unity concept. This allows higher order polynomial ...
Multi-level analysis of localisation problems
Localisation processes, such as shear banding and necking, have been investigated following a macroscopic and a microscopic approach. Both approaches have been formulated within a finite deformation plasticity framework. ...
Computational modelling of cracks in viscoplastic media
(Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on FractureProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Fracture, 2001)
A newly developed numerical model is used to simulate propagating cracks in a strain softening viscoplastic medium. The model allows the simulation of displacement discontinuities independently of a finite element mesh. ...
A novel technique for modelling interfaces in reinforced brittle materials
(Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Concrete Structures (FRAMCOS4)Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Concrete Structures (FRAMCOS4), 2001)
A novel numerical technique for the modelling of interfaces is introduced for the analysis of reinforced brittle materials. The method exploits the partition of unity property of finite element shape functions. By considering ...