The lecture deals with failure analysis of structures which exhibit distributed cracking. First, a continuum model which permits distributed cracking to occur over finite zones of the material is presented, and then the method of finite element analysis is described. The problem of formulating strain-softening relations under general loading histories is also discussed, and numerical examples are presented.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Unknown Host Publication Title|
|Number of pages||17|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1984|
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