Reliability analysis for fracture modelled by the partition of unity method

E.C. Schimmel, M.A. Gutiérrez, J.J.C. Remmers, C.V. Verhoosel

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    Fracture in quasi-brittle material is modelled by the partition-of-unity method. The material properties are considered as random fields, after which the randomness of the response is analysed by means of the geometric reliability method. The variation of the course of the crack upon variation of the material parameters is taken into account when computing derivatives. The presented theory is applied to a three-point bending experiment.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability (ICOSSAR 2009), 13-17 September 2009, Osaka, Japan
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherTaylor and Francis Ltd.
    Publication statusPublished - 2009


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