A method for coupling atoms to continuum mechanics for capturing dynamic crack propagation

P. Aubertin, R. de Borst, J. Rethore

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    Abstract

    Conventionally, dynamic crack propagation is modelled using fracture mechanics (either linear elastic, or with an extension to confined plasticity). Herein, we propose a different view, based on a coupling between an atomic description at the crack tip and a classical continuum description away from it. The paper presents the theoretical background and some first numerical results.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)651-662
    JournalEuropean Journal of Computational Mechanics
    Volume17
    Issue number5/7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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