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A finite element method for crack growth without remeshing
SUMMARY An improvement of a new technique for modelling cracks in the nite element framework is presented. A standard displacement-based approximation is enriched near a crack by incorporating bothExpand
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Element‐free Galerkin methods
An element-free Galerkin method which is applicable to arbitrary shapes but requires only nodal data is applied to elasticity and heat conduction problems. In this method, moving least-squaresExpand
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Elastic crack growth in finite elements with minimal remeshing
A minimal remeshing finite element method for crack growth is presented. Discontinuous enrichment functions are added to the finite element approximation to account for the presence of the crack.Expand
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Nonlinear Finite Elements for Continua and Structures
Preface. List of Boxes. Introduction. Lagrangian and Eulerian Finite Elements in One Dimension. Continuum Mechanics. Lagrangian Meshes. Constitutive Models Solution Methods and Stability. ArbitraryExpand
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Meshless methods: An overview and recent developments
Meshless approximations based on moving least-squares, kernels, and partitions of unity are examined. It is shown that the three methods are in most cases identical except for the important fact thatExpand
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Extended finite element method for cohesive crack growth
The extended finite element method allows one to model displacement discontinuities which do not conform to interelement surfaces. This method is applied to modeling growth of arbitrary cohesiveExpand
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The extended/generalized finite element method: An overview of the method and its applications
An overview of the extended/generalized finite element method (GEFM/XFEM) with emphasis on methodological issues is presented. This method enables the accurate approximation of solutions that involveExpand
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Atomistic simulations of nanotube fracture
The fracture of carbon nanotubes is studied by molecular mechanics simulations. The fracture behavior is found to be almost independent of the separation energy and to depend primarily on theExpand
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Arbitrary discontinuities in finite elements
A technique for modelling arbitrary discontinuities in finite elements is presented. Both discontinuities in the function and its derivatives are considered. Methods for intersecting and branchingExpand
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A methodology to model arbitrary holes and material interfaces (inclusions) without meshing the internal boundaries is proposed. The numerical method couples the level set method (S. Osher, J.A.Expand
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