Strain Gradient Plasticity Based Modeling of Damage and Fracture Book

Strain Gradient Plasticity Based Modeling of Damage and Fracture


  • Author : Emilio Martínez Pañeda
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-08-23
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319633848

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Strain Gradient Plasticity Based Modeling of Damage and Fracture Excerpt :

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to numerical modeling of size effects in metal plasticity. The main classes of strain gradient plasticity formulations are described and efficiently implemented in the context of the finite element method. A robust numerical framework is presented and employed to investigate the role of strain gradients on structural integrity assessment. The results obtained reveal the need of incorporating the influence on geometrically necessary dislocations in the modeling of various damage mechanisms. Large gradients of plastic strain increase dislocation density, promoting strain hardening and elevating crack tip stresses. This stress elevation is quantified under both infinitesimal and finite deformation theories, rationalizing the experimental observation of cleavage fracture in the presence of significant plastic flow. Gradient-enhanced modeling of crack growth resistance, hydrogen diffusion and environmentally assisted cracking highlighted the relevance of an appropriate characterization of the mechanical response at the small scales involved in crack tip deformation. Particularly promising predictions are attained in the field of hydrogen embrittlement. The research has been conducted at the Universities of Cambridge, Oviedo, Luxembourg, and the Technical University of Denmark, in a collaborative effort to understand, model and optimize the mechanical response of engineering materials.

Mechanics of Strain Gradient Materials Book

Mechanics of Strain Gradient Materials


  • Author : Albrecht Bertram
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-06-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 171
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030438302

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Mechanics of Strain Gradient Materials Excerpt :

Over the past 50 years, strain gradient material theories have been developed for the continuum modeling of size effects in materials and structures in terms of their elasticity, plasticity and fracturing. This book puts forward a unifying perspective to combine existing theories involving the higher order gradient of the strain tensor, or of plastic strain. It begins by reviewing experimental findings on the existence (or non-existence) of size effects on the mechanics of materials. In turn, the book devises first, second and higher order strain gradient theories from general principles, and presents constitutive frameworks that satisfy thermodynamic requirements. The special case of strain gradient plasticity is then developed and illustrated via computational analyses of size effects on the plasticity of metals at small scales. In closing, the book explains the origin of gradient effects in the case of lattice structures by drawing on homogenization theory.

Gradient Enhanced Continuum Plasticity Book

Gradient Enhanced Continuum Plasticity


  • Author : George Z. Voyiadjis
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2020-03-27
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128177679

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Gradient Enhanced Continuum Plasticity Excerpt :

Gradient-Enhanced Continuum Plasticity provides an expansive review of gradient-enhanced continuum plasticity from the initial stage to current research trends in experimental, theoretical, computational and numerical investigations. Starting with an overview of continuum mechanics and classical plasticity, the book then delves into concise lessons covering basic principles and applications, such as outlining the use of the finite element method to solve problems with size effects, mesh sensitivity and high velocity impact loading. All major theories are explored, providing readers with a guide to understanding the various concepts of and differences between an array of gradient-enhanced continuum plasticity models. Outlines the concepts of, and differences between, various gradient-enhanced continuum plasticity models Provides guidance on problem-solving for size effects, mesh-sensitivity tests and thermo-mechanical coupling Reviews experimental, numerical and theoretical issues in gradient-enhanced continuum plasticity Describes micromechanical aspects from experimental observations

Fracture Scaling Book

Fracture Scaling


  • Author : Zdenek P. Bazant
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 435
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401146593

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Fracture Scaling Excerpt :

This volume is a collection of the papers given at the workshop on Fracture Scaling, held at the University of Maryland, USA, 10-12 June 1999, under the sponsorship of the Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA, USA. These papers can be grouped under five major themes: Micromechanical analysis Size effects in fiber composites Scaling and heterogeneity Computational aspects and nonlocal or gradient models Size effects in concrete, ice and soils . This workshop is the result of a significant research effort, supported by the Office of Naval Research, into the problems of scaling of fracture in fiber composites, and generally into the problems of scaling in solid mechanics. These problems, which are of interest for many materials, especially all quasibrittle materials, share similar characteristics. Thus, progress in the understanding of scaling problems for one material may help progress for another material. This makes it clear that a dialogue between researchers in various fields of mechanics is highly desirable and should be promoted. In view of this, this volume should be of interest to researchers and advanced graduate students in materials science, solid mechanics and civil engineering.

Bifurcation and Degradation of Geomaterials with Engineering Applications Book

Bifurcation and Degradation of Geomaterials with Engineering Applications


  • Author : Euripides Papamichos
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-04-21
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 623
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319563978

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Bifurcation and Degradation of Geomaterials with Engineering Applications Excerpt :

This book contains the scientific contributions to the 11th International Workshop on Bifurcation and Degradation in Geomaterials (IWBDG) held in Limassol-Cyprus, May 21-25, 2017. The IWBDG series have grown in size and scope, since their inception 30 years ago in Germany, covering more and wider areas of geomaterials and geomechanics research including modern trends. The papers cover a wide range of topics including advances in instabilities, localized and diffuse failure, micromechanical, multiscale phenomena, multiphysics modeling and other related topics. This volume gathers a series of manuscript by brilliant international scholars who work on modern recent advances in experimental, theoretical and numerical methods. The theoretical and applied mechanics are linked successfully with engineering applications in traditional and in emerging fields, such as geomechanics for the energy and the environment. The quality of the contributed papers has benefited from the peer review process by expert referees. This book can be used as a useful reference for research students, academics and practicing engineers who are interested in the instability and degradation problems in geomaterials, geomechanics, geotechnical engineering and other related applications.

Perspectives in Civil Engineering Book
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Perspectives in Civil Engineering


  • Author : Jeffrey S. Russell
  • Publisher : ASCE Publications
  • Release Date : 2003-01-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 0784475385

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Perspectives in Civil Engineering Excerpt :

This report contains 27 papers that serve as a testament to the state-of-the-art of civil engineering at the outset of the 21st century, as well as to commemorate the ASCE's Sesquicentennial. Written by the leading practitioners, educators, and researchers of civil engineering, each of these peer-reviewed papers explores a particular aspect of civil engineering knowledge and practice. Each paper explores the development of a particular civil engineering specialty, including milestones and future barriers, constraints, and opportunities. The papers celebrate the history, heritage, and accomplishments of the profession in all facets of practice, including construction facilities, special structures, engineering mechanics, surveying and mapping, irrigation and water quality, forensics, computing, materials, geotechnical engineering, hydraulic engineering, and transportation engineering. While each paper is unique, collectively they provide a snapshot of the profession while offering thoughtful predictions of likely developments in the years to come. Together the papers illuminate the mounting complexity facing civil engineering stemming from rapid growth in scientific knowledge, technological development, and human populations, especially in the last 50 years. An overarching theme is the need for systems-level approaches and consideration from undergraduate education through advanced engineering materials, processes, technologies, and design methods and tools. These papers speak to the need for civil engineers of all specialties to recognize and embrace the growing interconnectedness of the global infrastructure, economy, society, and the need to work for more sustainable, life-cycle-oriented solutions. While embracing the past and the present, the papers collected here clearly have an eye on the future needs of ASCE and the civil engineering profession.

Computational Modelling of Concrete Structures Book

Computational Modelling of Concrete Structures


  • Author : Günther Meschke
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-31
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 1034
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351726757

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Computational Modelling of Concrete Structures Excerpt :

The EURO-C conference series (Split 1984, Zell am See 1990, Innsbruck 1994, Badgastein 1998, St. Johann im Pongau 2003, Mayrhofen 2006, Schladming 2010, St. Anton am Arlberg 2014, and Bad Hofgastein 2018) brings together researchers and practising engineers concerned with theoretical, algorithmic and validation aspects associated with computational simulations of concrete and concrete structures. Computational Modelling of Concrete Structures reviews and discusses research advancements and the applicability and robustness of methods and models for reliable analysis of complex concrete, reinforced concrete and pre-stressed concrete structures in engineering practice. The contributions cover both computational mechanics and computational modelling aspects of the analysis and design of concrete and concrete structures: Multi-scale cement and concrete research: experiments and modelling Aging concrete: from very early ages to decades-long durability Advances in material modelling of plane concrete Analysis of reinforced concrete structures Steel-concrete interaction, fibre-reinforced concrete, and masonry Dynamic behaviour: from seismic retrofit to impact simulation Computational Modelling of Concrete Structures is of special interest to academics and researchers in computational concrete mechanics, as well as industry experts in complex nonlinear simulations of concrete structures.

Advances in Boundary Element   Meshless Techniques XX Book

Advances in Boundary Element Meshless Techniques XX


  • Author : I. Benedetti A. Milazzo M.H. Aliabadi
  • Publisher : Engineering Conferences
  • Release Date : 2019-07-01
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 237
  • ISBN 10 : 9780957673168

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Advances in Boundary Element Meshless Techniques XX Excerpt :

Proceedings of the 20th International Conference. The Conferences on Boundary Element and Meshless Techniques are devoted to fostering the continued involvement of the research community in identifying new problem areas, mathematical procedures, innovative applications, and novel solution techniques as applied to the Boundary Element Method and Meshless Techniques. Previous conferences devoted to were held in London, UK (1999), New Jersey, USA (2001), Beijing, China (2002), Granada, Spain (2003), Lisbon, Portugal (2004), Montreal, Canada (2005), Paris, France (2006), Naples, Italy (2007), Seville, Spain (2008), Athens, Greece (2009), Berlin, Germany (2010), Brasilia, Brazil (2011), Prague, Czech Republic (2012), Paris, France (2013), Florence, Italy (2014), Valencia, Spain (2015), Ankara, Turkey (2016), Bucharest, Romania (2017) and Malaga Spain (2018).

Recent Trends in Fracture and Damage Mechanics Book

Recent Trends in Fracture and Damage Mechanics


  • Author : Geralf Hütter
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-09-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 442
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319214672

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Recent Trends in Fracture and Damage Mechanics Excerpt :

This book covers a wide range of topics in fracture and damage mechanics. It presents historical perspectives as well as recent innovative developments, presented by peer reviewed contributions from internationally acknowledged authors. The volume deals with the modeling of fracture and damage in smart materials, current industrial applications of fracture mechanics, and it explores advances in fracture testing methods. In addition, readers will discover trends in the field of local approach to fracture and approaches using analytical mechanics. Scholars in the fields of materials science, engineering and computational science will value this volume which is dedicated to Meinhard Kuna on the occasion of his 65th birthday in 2015. This book incorporates the proceedings of an international symposium that was organized to honor Meinhard Kuna’s contributions to the field of theoretical and applied fracture and damage mechanics.

Crystal Plasticity Book

Crystal Plasticity


  • Author : Wojciech Polkowski
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2021-04-27
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 438
  • ISBN 10 : 9783036508382

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Crystal Plasticity Excerpt :

The book presents a collection of 25 original papers (including one review paper) on state-of-the art achievements in the theory and practice of crystals plasticity. The articles cover a wide scope of research on materials behavior subjected to external loadings, starting from atomic-scale simulations, and a new methodological aspect, to experiments on a structure and mechanical response upon a large-scale processing. Thus, a presented contribution of researchers from 18 different countries can be virtually divided into three groups, namely (i) “modelling and simulation”; (ii) “methodological aspects”; and (iii) “experiments on process/structure/properties relationship”. Furthermore, a large variety of materials are investigated including more conventional (steels, copper, titanium, nickel, aluminum, and magnesium alloys) and advanced ones (composites or high entropy alloys). The book should be interested for senior students, researchers and engineers working within discipline of materials science and solid state physics of crystalline materials.

Damage Mechanics and Micromechanics of Localized Fracture Phenomena in Inelastic Solids Book

Damage Mechanics and Micromechanics of Localized Fracture Phenomena in Inelastic Solids


  • Author : George Z Voyiadjis
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-01-29
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 411
  • ISBN 10 : 9783709104279

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Damage Mechanics and Micromechanics of Localized Fracture Phenomena in Inelastic Solids Excerpt :

This book resulted from a series of lecture notes presented in CISM, Udine in July 7 -11, 2008. The papers inform about recent advances in continuum damage mechanics for both metals and metal matrix composites as well as the micromechanics of localization in inelastic solids. Also many of the different constitutive damage models that have recently appeared in the literature and the different approaches to this topic are presented, making them easily accessible to researchers and graduate students in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering mechanics, aerospace engineering, and material science.

Comprehensive Structural Integrity Book

Comprehensive Structural Integrity


  • Author : Ian Milne
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2003-07-25
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 5232
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080490731

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Comprehensive Structural Integrity Excerpt :

The aim of this major reference work is to provide a first point of entry to the literature for the researchers in any field relating to structural integrity in the form of a definitive research/reference tool which links the various sub-disciplines that comprise the whole of structural integrity. Special emphasis will be given to the interaction between mechanics and materials and structural integrity applications. Because of the interdisciplinary and applied nature of the work, it will be of interest to mechanical engineers and materials scientists from both academic and industrial backgrounds including bioengineering, interface engineering and nanotechnology. The scope of this work encompasses, but is not restricted to: fracture mechanics, fatigue, creep, materials, dynamics, environmental degradation, numerical methods, failure mechanisms and damage mechanics, interfacial fracture and nano-technology, structural analysis, surface behaviour and heart valves. The structures under consideration include: pressure vessels and piping, off-shore structures, gas installations and pipelines, chemical plants, aircraft, railways, bridges, plates and shells, electronic circuits, interfaces, nanotechnology, artificial organs, biomaterial prostheses, cast structures, mining... and more. Case studies will form an integral part of the work.

Advances in Crystals and Elastic Metamaterials Book

Advances in Crystals and Elastic Metamaterials


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 171
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128162279

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Advances in Crystals and Elastic Metamaterials Excerpt :

Advances in Applied Mechanics draws together recent, significant advances in various topics in applied mechanics. Published since 1948, the book aims to provide authoritative review articles on topics in the mechanical sciences. While the book is ideal for scientists and engineers working in various branches of mechanics, it is also beneficial to professionals who use the results of investigations in mechanics in various applications, such as aerospace, chemical, civil, environmental, mechanical, and nuclear engineering. Includes contributions from world-leading experts that are acquired by invitation only Beneficial to scientists, engineers, and professionals who use the results of investigations in mechanics in various applications, such as aerospace, chemical, civil, environmental, mechanical and nuclear engineering Covers not only traditional topics, but also important and emerging fields

Damage Modeling of Composite Structures Book

Damage Modeling of Composite Structures


  • Author : Pengfei Liu
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-03-10
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323853538

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Damage Modeling of Composite Structures Excerpt :

Damage Modeling of Composite Structures: Strength, Fracture, and Finite Element Analysis provides readers with a fundamental overview of the mechanics of composite materials, along with an outline of an array of modeling and numerical techniques used to analyze damage, failure mechanisms and safety tolerance. Strength prediction and finite element analysis of laminated composite structures are both covered, as are modeling techniques for delaminated composites under compression and shear. Viscoelastic cohesive/friction coupled model and finite element analysis for delamination analysis of composites under shear and for laminates under low-velocity impact are all covered at length. A concluding chapter discusses multiscale damage models and finite element analysis of composite structures. Integrates intralaminar damage and interlaminar delamination under different load patterns, covering intralaminar damage constitutive models, failure criteria, damage evolution laws, and virtual crack closure techniques Discusses numerical techniques for progressive failure analysis and modeling, as well as numerical convergence and mesh sensitivity, thus allowing for more accurate modeling Features models and methods that can be seamlessly extended to analyze failure mechanisms and safety tolerance of composites under more complex loads, and in more extreme environments Demonstrates applications of damage models and numerical methods

Fracture and Damage in Quasibrittle Structures Book

Fracture and Damage in Quasibrittle Structures


  • Author : Z.P. Bazant
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2004-01-14
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 646
  • ISBN 10 : 0203223756

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Fracture and Damage in Quasibrittle Structures Excerpt :

Understanding of failure of quasibrittle materials is of paramount importance in many engineering fields. This subject has become a broad and important field of considerable mathematical complexity, with many competing models and unsolved problems. Attention in this volume focuses on concrete, rock, masonry, toughened ceramics, ice and other quasibrittle materials characterized by the development of large zones of cracking or other microstructural damage, and its localization into major fractures.