Application of the spectral stochastic fininite element method to continuum damage modelling with softening behaviour

C.V. Verhoosel, M.A. Gutiérrez

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    Abstract

    Stochastic finite element methods (SFEM) are commonly used to investigate the influence of uncertainties on the response of linear solid mechanics problems. In this contribution a stochastic finite element method is applied to a continuum damage model, which is a non-linear solid mechanics problem. The influence of two sources of randomness is investigated. Numerical results show that applicability of spectral SFEM to the problem of non-linear solid mechanics is promising. However, discontinuities caused by loading conditions cannot yet be dealt with elegantly, which can put serious limitations on the applicability of the method.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering (ICASP 10), 31 July - 3 August 2007, Tokyo, Japan
    EditorsJ. Kanda, T. Takada, H. Furuta
    Place of PublicationTokyo, Japan
    PublisherTaylor and Francis Ltd.
    Pages119-126
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

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