Distributed Failure Analysis, Fallacies and Remedies

Willam, K., Dietsche, A., Etse, G. and Steinmann, P. (1992) Distributed Failure Analysis, Fallacies and Remedies. In: Proceedings of the 9th Conference on Engineering Mechanics, College Station, TX, USA, 24-27 May 1992, pp. 772-775. ISBN 0872628671

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In the past, two distinctly different approaches - smeared and discrete failure descriptions have been utilised to capture failure mechanisms in solids and structures. These two approaches have converged to some degree, since localisation analysis of first order discontinuities does combine many ingredients of the two concepts in describing the transition from volume to surface dominated failure processes. In the following, two issues of failure analysis will be addressed, (i) the regularisation of first order discontinuities by nonlocal constitutive formulations or micropolar continuum theories, and (ii) the computational resolution of discontinuities within the solution domain in the case of localisation.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Steinmann, Professor Paul
Authors: Willam, K., Dietsche, A., Etse, G., and Steinmann, P.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Infrastructure and Environment
Journal Name:Proceedings of Engineering Mechanics

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