Phase-field models for brittle and cohesive fracture

J. Vignollet, S. May, R. Borst, de, C.V. Verhoosel

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    In this paper we first recapitulate some basic notions of brittle and cohesive fracture models, as well as the phase-field approximation to fracture. Next, a critical assessment is made of the sensitivity of the phase-field approach to brittle fracture, in particular the degradation function, and the use of monolithic versus partitioned solution schemes. The last part of the paper makes extensions to a recently developed phase-field model for cohesive fracture, in particular for propagating cracks. Using some simple examples the current state of the cohesive phase-field model is shown.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2587-2601
    Number of pages15
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


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