Evolutionary characteristic length method for smeared cracking finite element models

Khalid M. Mosalam, Glaucio H. Paulino

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Abstract

The fixed smeared crack concept with strain decomposition is reformulated utilizing a self-adaptive strategy at the constitutive level. This formulation focuses on continuous adaptation of the crack band width based on the incremental finite element solution and the idea of nonlocal continuum. The required nonlocal forms are obtained by means of the superconvergent patch recovery procedure. Comparison with experimental results indicates the superiority of the present formulation over the standard smeared cracking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-108
Number of pages10
JournalFinite Elements in Analysis and Design
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 30 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analysis
  • Engineering(all)
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Applied Mathematics

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