Numerical experiments in revisited brittle fracture

Blaise Bourdin, Gilles A Francfort, Jean-Jacques Marigo

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    The numerical implementation of the model of brittle fracture developed in~ Francfort and Marigo (1998) is presented. Various computational methods based on variational approximations of the original functional are proposed. They are tested on several antiplanar and planar examples that are beyond the reach of the classical computational tools of fracture mechanics.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids
    Publication statusPublished - 2000

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