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Gradient enhanced damage for quasi-brittle materials. (English) Zbl 0882.73057
Summary: Conventional continuum damage descriptions of material degeneration suffer from loss of well-posedness beyond a certain level of accumulated damage. As a consequence, numerical solutions are obtained which are unacceptable from a physical point of view. The introduction of higher-order deformation gradients in the constitutive model is demonstrated to be an adequate remedy to this deficiency of standard damage models. A consistent numerical solution procedure for the governing partial differential equations is presented, which is shown to be capable of properly simulating localization phenomena.

74R99 Fracture and damage
74S05 Finite element methods applied to problems in solid mechanics
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