Propagation of micro-cracks in viscoelastic materials: Analytical and numerical methods

@article{Nguyen2015PropagationOM,
  title={Propagation of micro-cracks in viscoelastic materials: Analytical and numerical methods},
  author={St Nguyen and Luc Dormieux},
  journal={International Journal of Damage Mechanics},
  year={2015},
  volume={24},
  pages={562 - 581}
}
In the case of micro-cracked viscoelastic materials, the numerical approach is required to solve the problem of crack propagation. The step-by-step method is used to model, using the finite element method, a morphologically representative pattern of the media. The computation of the effective behaviour of the material in the case without crack propagation shows a very good validation with respect to the Burger effective model obtained by the analytical method. The case of crack propagation is… CONTINUE READING