An evaluation of the accuracy of discontinuous finite elements in explicit dynamic calculations

Joris J.C. Remmers, Rene de Borst, Alan Needleman

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    Abstract

    The use of partition of unity based discontinuous finite element formulations for the simulation of crack propagation with implicit simulations is now well established. However, in explicit simulations the accuracy is still a point of concern. Some outstanding issues will be addressed in this paper.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIUTAM Symposium on Discretization Methods for Evolving Discontinuities
    EditorsA. Combescure , R. de Borst, T. Belytschko
    Place of PublicationDordrecht
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages303-322
    Number of pages20
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4020-6530-9
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4020-6529-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

    Publication series

    NameIUTAM Bookseries
    Volume5

    Keywords

    • explicit time integration
    • fast crack growth
    • partition of unity method

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