A stochastic damage model for the rupture prediction of a multi-phase solid - Part I: Parametric studies

Yuan Jie Lua*, Wing Kam Liu, Ted Belytschko

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Abstract

In this paper, a stochastic damage model is proposed for the rupture prediction of a brittle, multi-phase material. The model, based on the macrocrack-microcrack interaction, characterizes damage by microcracking and fracture by macrocracking. The model incorporates uncertainties in locations, orientations and numbers of microcracks. Owing to the high concentration of microcracks within the frontal damage zone near the macro-tip, a higher order analysis based on traction boundary integral equations is formulated for an arbitrary array of cracks. The change of the stress intensity at the macrocrack tip by the configuration of microcracks is investigated through a parametric study. The presence of large fluctuation in the stress intensity at the macro-tip justifies the use of the statistical approach, which will be presented in a companion paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-340
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Fracture
Volume55
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mechanics of Materials

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