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Comparing experimental fracture properties and micromechanical (or global-local/multiscale) finite element simulations
I am interested in developing a global-local finite element model (micro/macro) to simulate flexural testing of a composite material. Flexural loading will be applied on global model (macro) and crack propagation will be simulated in the local model (micro). I want to compare stress intensity factor or any other fracture property obtained from local model (micro) with that of experimental results.
I would appreciate if anyone could suggest some references/literature in this area. Any kind of suggestions would be great!