Journal article

Phase-field modeling of fracture

JY Wu, VP Nguyen, CT Nguyen, D Sutula, S Sinaie, S Bordas

Advances in Applied Mechanics | Academic Press | Published : 2020

Abstract

Fracture is one of the most commonly encountered failure modes of engineering materials and structures. Prevention of cracking-induced failure is, therefore, a major concern in structural designs. Computational modeling of fracture constitutes an indispensable tool not only to predict the failure of cracking structures but also to shed insights into understanding the fracture processes of many materials such as concrete, rock, ceramic, metals, and biological soft tissues. This chapter provides an extensive overview of the literature on the so-called phase-field fracture/damage models (PFMs), particularly, for quasi-static and dynamic fracture of brittle and quasi-brittle materials, from the ..

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