User login

You are here

Fracture as a material sink

Konstantin Volokh's picture

Cracks are created by massive breakage of molecular or atomic bonds. The latter, in its turn, leads to the highly localized loss of material, which is the reason why even closed cracks are visible by a naked eye. Thus, fracture can be interpreted as the local material sink. Mass conservation is violated locally in the area of material failure. We consider a theoretical formulation of the coupled mass and momenta balance equations for a description of fracture. Our focus is on brittle fracture and we propose a finite strain hyperelastic thermodynamic framework for the coupled mass-flow-elastic boundary value problem. The attractiveness of the proposed framework as compared to the traditional continuum damage theories is that no internal parameters (like damage variables, phase fields etc.) are used while the regularization of the failure localization is provided by the physically sound law of mass balance.

AttachmentSize
2017 Fracture as a material sink.pdf544.96 KB
Subscribe to Comments for "Fracture as a material sink"

More comments

Syndicate

Subscribe to Syndicate