TITLE

MULTI-SCALE METHOD FOR THE CRACK PROBLEM IN MICROSTRUCTURAL MATERIALS

AUTHOR(S)
Hoppe, R. H. W.; Petrova, S. I.
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
Computational Methods in Applied Mathematics;2010, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p69
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The paper deals with the numerical computation of a crack problem posed on microstructural heterogeneous materials containing multiple phases in the microstructure. The failure of such materials is a natural multi-scale effect since cracks typically nucleate in regions of defects on the microscopic scale. The modeling strategy for solving the crack problem concerns simultaneously the macroscopic and microscopic models. Our approach is based on an efficient combination of the homogenization technique and the mesh superposition method (s-version of the finite element method). The homogenized model relies on a double-scale asymptotic expansion of the displacement field. The mesh superposition method uses two independent (global and local) finite element meshes and the concept of superposing the local mesh arbitrarily on the global continuous mesh. The crack is treated by the local mesh and the homogenized material model is considered on the global mesh. Numerical experiments for problems on biomorphic microcellular ceramic templates with porous microstructures of different materials constituents are presented.
ACCESSION #
49718940

 

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