Composites are often exposed to harsh loading conditions. This may lead to crack formation and propagation. In this paper an algorithm is described to predict the path of pre-existing cracks in homogeneous materials, based on an incremental approach. The approach is shown to also deal with the highly heterogeneous behaviour of periodically distributed composites.
|Place of Publication||Eindhoven|
|Publisher||Technische Universiteit Eindhoven|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|