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Remeshing-Free Graph-Based Finite Element Method for Ductile and Brittle Fracture

  title={Remeshing-Free Graph-Based Finite Element Method for Ductile and Brittle Fracture},
  author={Avirup Mandal and Parag Chaudhuri and Subhasis Chaudhuri},
This paper presents a remeshing-free, graph-based finite element method (FEM) for simulating ductile and brittle fracture. Since fracture produces new mesh fragments and introduces additional degrees of freedom in the system dynamics, existing FEM based methods suffer from an explosion in computational cost as the system matrix size increases. Our model develops an algorithm for modelling fracture on the graph induced in a volumetric meshwith tetrahedral elements, by its vertices and edges. In… 

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