Continuum approaches are reviewed which can properly model localised deformations that act as a precursor to final fracture in quasi-brittle materials. Next, one such higher-order damaging continuum model is combined with a stochastic approach to describe the heterogeneity in quasi-brittle materials.
|Title of host publication||DIANA computational mechanics : 1st international conference on computational mechanics : proceedings, Delft, 1994|
|Editors||G.M.A. Kusters, M.A.N. Hendriks|
|Place of Publication||Dordrecht|
|Publisher||Kluwer Academic Publishers|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|