Towards the treatment of boundary conditions for global crack path tracking in three-dimensional brittle fracture

@article{Jaeger2009TowardsTT,
  title={Towards the treatment of boundary conditions for global crack path tracking in three-dimensional brittle fracture},
  author={Philippe Jaeger and Paul Steinmann and Ellen Kuhl},
  journal={Computational Mechanics},
  year={2009},
  volume={45},
  pages={91-107}
}
The aim of the present paper is a systematic elaboration of a three dimensional finite element analysis tool for discontinuous fracture in brittle solids. Brittle or quasi-brittle fracture usually occurs when a material reaches the limit of its strength and no plastic deformation has been observed prior to failure. In the present approach, this kind of failure is characterized by three sets of governing equations: (i) the elastic bulk problem and (ii) the cohesive interface problem regarding… CONTINUE READING
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