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《结构与土木工程前沿(英文)》 >> 2013年 第7卷 第4期 doi: 10.1007/s11709-013-0222-x

A continuous/discontinuous deformation analysis (CDDA) method based on deformable blocks for fracture modeling

State Key Laboratory for Disaster Reduction in Civil Engineering, Department of Geotechnical Engineering, Tongji University, ?Shanghai 20092, China

发布日期 :2013-12-05

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摘要

In the framework of finite element meshes, a novel continuous/discontinuous deformation analysis (CDDA) method is proposed in this paper for modeling of crack problems. In the present CDDA, simple polynomial interpolations are defined at the deformable block elements, and a link element is employed to connect the adjacent block elements. The CDDA is particularly suitable for modeling the fracture propagation because the switch from continuous deformation analysis to discontinuous deformation analysis is natural and convenient without additional procedures. The SIFs (stress intensity factors) for various types of cracks, such as kinked cracks or curved cracks, can be easily computed in the CDDA by using the virtual crack extension technique (VCET). Both the formulation and implementation of the VCET in CDDA are simple and straightforward. Numerical examples indicate that the present CDDA can obtain high accuracy in SIF results with simple polynomial interpolations and insensitive to mesh sizes, and can automatically simulate the crack propagation without degrading accuracy.

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