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A 3-D micromechanical analysis of damage by mesocracking. (Une analyse micromécanique 3-D de l’endommagement par mésofissuration.) (French. Abridged English version) Zbl 1058.74015
From the summary: We propose a micromechanical analysis of brittle damage. In this approach, the macroscopic free energy for open microcracks and frictionless closed microcracks is built. We also present conditions for unilateral contact (opening/closure criterion, elastic moduli recovery). The proposed construction ensures at the macroscopic level the symmetry of elastic stiffness tensor and the continuity of stress at the damage deactivation.

74A45 Theories of fracture and damage
74A60 Micromechanical theories
74R05 Brittle damage
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