## A Θ Method – Based Numerical Simulation of Crack Growth in Linear Elastic Fracture

- Giovanni Formica, Stefania Fortino, Mikko Lyly

A probabilistic model for the randomness of the progressive crack growth in a quasi-brittle material such as concrete is presented. The model consists of a Markov chain adapted to R-curve behavior. It yields the crack propagation probability in any loading step as well as the probability of failure at any stage of the fracture process. The R-curve is… (More)

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