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Jan Eliáš (Brno University of Technology): Mechanism-Based Mesh Objectivity in Stochastic ....

01 Jun 2022   11:15-12:00

Computational modeling of quasibrittle fracture is often conducted using the finite element method and homogeneous material representation. There are several remedies developed to diminish the spurious mesh sensitivity due to strain localization. A mechanism-based approach developed for meshes with elements larger than the fracture process zone width will be discussed. The main subject of the talk will be a recent modification of this regularization technique that takes into account a spatial randomness in the material. It will be shown that the probability distribution functions of constitutive properties must be linked to the damage state, which may evolve during the failure process. Therefore, two localization parameters are introduced to quantify damage state of each finite element. These parameters govern both (i) the energy regularization of the constitutive equation and (ii) the mesh-dependent probability distributions of constitutive properties. The model will be applied to simulate the stochastic failure behavior of quasibrittle structures of different geometries featuring different failure processes including damage initiation, localization, and propagation.

Room B-168 @ Thákurova 7, 166 29 Prague 6 | Online @ https://fsv.cvut.cz/SolidMechanicsSeminar
Contact person
Jan Zeman, jan.zeman@cvut.cz
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